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 TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border 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 SandersJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? MORE (I-Vt.) will appear on CNN and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharMark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Democrats press for action on election security Antitrust enforcers in turf war over Big Tech MORE will talk to both CBS and Fox. "Meet the Press" will feature a discussion with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw 2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? 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 McCainArizona Democratic Party will hold vote to censure Sinema The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Biden's debate performance renews questions of health 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 GrahamTrump fires back at Graham over Iran criticism Overnight Defense: GOP wary of action on Iran | Pence says US 'locked and loaded' to defend allies | Iran's leader rules out talks with US Republicans wary of US action on Iran 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 MnuchinBipartisan housing finance reform on the road less taken Trump at a pivotal crossroads on Iran Overnight Defense: Trump says he doesn't want war with Iran | Pentagon chief calls attack on Saudi oil facilities 'unprecedented' | Administration weighs response | 17th US service member killed in Afghanistan this year MORE; Klobuchar.