Sunday shows preview: Trump officials defend trade moves

Sunday shows preview: Trump officials defend trade moves
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A spat between the U.S. and China over tariffs heightened fears this week of an all-out trade war between the world's two largest economies, causing markets to tumble. 

The episode escalated when the U.S. Trade Representative unveiled a list of $50 billion in Chinese products that could be hit with stiff tariffs. Beijing responded in kind, announcing plans to impose duties on U.S. goods.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE ratcheted up his rhetoric after that, saying that he had instructed U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerOn The Money: Economy adds 164K jobs in July | Trump signs two-year budget deal, but border showdown looms | US, EU strike deal on beef exports Chinese, US negotiators fine-tuning details of trade agreement: report The Trump economy keeps roaring ahead MORE to consider tariffs on another $100 billion in Chinese products.


That prompted a swift reply from the Chinese government, which said that, although it did not want a trade war with the U.S., it was "not afraid of fighting" Trump's protectionist policies.

The back-and-forth between Washington and Beijing rattled world financial markets and drew rebukes from U.S. companies amid fears that they could be cut off from the world's second largest economy.

At the same time, the Trump administration rolled out a series of new sanctions targeting dozens of Russian oligarchs, government officials and companies, in what was cast by U.S. officials as a broad effort to punish Russia for alleged destabilizing activities.

That move came more than a week after the U.S. and more than two dozen other countries announced that they would expel Russian diplomats as punishment for Moscow's alleged role in the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil last month.

The Trump administration appears poised to defend the latest tariff threats and tout the sanctions during the Sunday morning news shows, with top trade and economic officials set to make appearances.

Here's the full lineup:

NBC's "Meet the Press": White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro is set to make an appearance. Sen. Michael Rounds (R-S.D.) and Christopher Wylie, the co-founder of embattled consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, will also be on.

"Fox News Sunday": White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow and Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyOcasio-Cortez endorses challenger to Democrat Lipinski in Illinois race Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Ocasio-Cortez chief of staff to leave her office MORE (D-N.Y.) will be on the show.

CBS's "Face the Nation": Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinOvernight Defense: Trump hits Iranian central bank with sanctions | Trump meeting with Ukrainian leader at UN | Trump touts relationship with North Korea's Kim as 'best thing' for US Trump says he's sanctioning Iran's national bank Lawmakers run into major speed bumps on spending bills MORE will be on. He'll be joined by Sens. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R-La.) and Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinSenate confirms two Treasury nominees over Democratic objections Congress passes bill to begin scenic byways renaissance GOP lawmaker: 'Dangerous' abuse of Interpol by Russia, China, Venezuela MORE (D-Md.).

CNN's "State of the Union": Kudlow will make an appearance, as will Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTrump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition GOP signals unease with Barr's gun plan Sinema touts bipartisan record as Arizona Democrats plan censure vote MORE (R-Maine).

ABC's "This Week": Thomas Bossert, the White House homeland security and counterterrorism adviser, will be on. Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate Judiciary Committee requests consultation with admin on refugee admissions Trump reignites court fight with Ninth Circuit pick Trump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition MORE (R-S.C.) will also make an appearance.