China to Raise Tariffs on American Goods Starting June 1 in Retaliation Against Trump

U.S. stock futures dropped sharply; president says 'companies will be forced to leave China for other countries'

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China has responded to President Donald Trump’s hike on tariffs, claiming it will raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of American imported goods starting on June 1, 2019.

The agricultural industry will be most affected by this move.

China imports close to $100 billion in American goods.

That’s compared to the $530 billion it sends to this country — which limits how much it can retaliate against what Trump is doing.

U.S. stock futures moved sharply lower following the China announcement.

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This past Friday, Trump decided to instruct Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative, to raise tariffs on the $300 billion or so of Chinese goods not yet subject to tariffs.

Only the shortsighted would fail to see how badly the U.S. is faring against China, even down to the individual purchase.

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Let me ask an honest question of all of those who are pro-China. How many times have you bought something made in China — only to have it break prematurely?

What are the next two things you do after this occurs?

Soon, Chinese-made goods will be languishing in holding areas and harbors overseas.

China’s financial bubbles are about to break; when it comes down to it, we can and will produce what we need and want.

For the last 20 years, China has been taking advantage of the U.S. through tariffs and intellectual property theft. Every president has threatened to do something about this.

None of them have until now.

President Trump is playing the long game.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."

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