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 rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report 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. 


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 KudlowLarry 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 SandersBiden announces all-female White House communications team The 'diploma divide' in American politics Bernie Sanders should opt for a government-created vaccine from China or Russia MORE (I-Vt.) will appear on CNN and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: YouTube suspends OANN amid lawmaker pressure | Dems probe Facebook, Twitter over Georgia runoff | FCC reaffirms ZTE's national security risk Democrats urge YouTube to remove election misinformation, step up efforts ahead of Georgia runoff YouTube temporarily suspends OANN account after spreading coronavirus misinformation MORE will talk to both CBS and Fox. "Meet the Press" will feature a discussion with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly 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 McCainBiden eyeing Cindy McCain for UK ambassador position: report The Memo: GOP mulls its future after Trump Juan Williams: Obama's dire warnings about right-wing media 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 GrahamIs Trump headed to another campaign or to a courtroom? Biden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden 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 MnuchinMonumental economic challenges await Biden's Treasury secretary Biden's Treasury pick will have lengthy to-do list on taxes On The Money: Initial jobless claims rise for 2nd week | Dow dips below 30K | Mnuchin draws fire for COVID-19 relief move | Manhattan DA appeals dismissal of Manafort charges MORE; Klobuchar.