Sunday shows preview: Trump ratchets up trade war with China

Sunday shows preview: Trump ratchets up trade war with China
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE's escalating trade war with China and has been in the spotlight this week and economic officials are slated to appear on Sunday's talk show circuit. 

On Friday, Trump announced on Twitter that a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion in Chinese goods expected to go into effect on Sept. 1 would be raised to 15 percent and that, starting Oct. 1, a 25 percent tariff on $250 billion in Chinese products will face a 30 percent tariff beginning Oct. 1. 

The move followed Beijing's announcement it would impose $75 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods including cars and farm products. 

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Declaring his tariff increases, Trump wrote, "China should not have put new Tariffs on 75 BILLION DOLLARS of United States product (politically motivated!)."

White House economic adviser Larry KudlowLawrence (Larry) Alan KudlowMORE will be interviewed this weekend on both CBS's "Face the Nation" and CNN's "State of the Union," while Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will appear on "Fox News Sunday" according to The Associated Press

They'll likely be asked about trade in addition to other economic policy matters, such as warning signs of a possible recession on the horizon. President Trump and his aides have publicly dismissed the possibility that a recession is nearing.

Kudlow this week has already discussed a potential "tax cuts 2.0" package to create long-term economic improvement while Trump has sent mixed messages about potential tax cuts

Several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will also appear on the Sunday shows. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. MORE (I-Vt.) will appear on CNN and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. The Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina Lawmakers grill Ticketmaster, StubHub execs over online ticketing MORE will talk to both CBS and Fox. "Meet the Press" will feature a discussion with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Vulnerable Democrats brace for Sanders atop ticket The Hill's Campaign Report: Gloves off in South Carolina MORE, according to Politico

Here's the full lineup, according to the AP and Politico:

ABC's "This Week" — Conservative radio host Joe Walsh; Cindy McCain, widow of late Arizona Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain says Steyer should drop out: 'I hate that guy' Sanders says idea he can't work with Republicans is 'total nonsense' GOP casts Sanders as 2020 boogeyman MORE (R-Ariz.)

NBC's "Meet the Press" — South Bend Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D).

CBS' "Face the Nation" — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders takes incoming during intense SC debate Congress eyes killing controversial surveillance program Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far MORE (R-S.C.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). 

CNN's "State of the Union" — Kudlow; Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); McCain.

"Fox News Sunday" — Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinGAO report details challenges of implementing Trump tax law Financial trade tax gains traction with 2020 Democrats Hillicon Valley: Agencies play catch-up over TikTok security concerns | Senate Dems seek sanctions on Russia over new election meddling | Pentagon unveils AI principles MORE; Klobuchar.