Fox News & # 39; Chris Wallace pressed President Donald Trump aide Peter Navarro on the tariff rates to the American consumer, using data from Trump administration to fact-check Navarro.
“Look at this diagram from Trump's Labor Department. The shaded area is a period since the president, in early 2018, began introducing tariffs. The yellow line shows that the consumer price of customs goods has risen dramatically since the president began to introduce it. The blue line, non-tariff goods, their costs have fallen, "Wallace said,
" It's the Trump Labor Department Peter, "Wallace said.
Navarro was about to attack the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell . "Ironically, Powell will blame trade tensions when Powell is uniquely responsible for losing a GDP growth point by raising interest rates," he said.
Navarro and Wallace then got a back and forth about the data, which Navarro later admitted he had not reviewed.
"What do you think the chances that China will end the trade war go after the 2020 elections to see who is elected?" Wallace asked.
"I think what's important is we continue the negotiation process," Navarro said. "I think the best thing to do is negotiate behind closed doors and not get caught up in the hype."
They later moved back to discuss on customs costs.
"You say I do not & # 39; I don't have to pay anything for it's a free lunch, and I don't think it's a free lunch, Wallace said.
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