Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich believes President Trump will not “back down” on tariffs.
When speaking about Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue who had requested $12 Billion in aid to American farmers, Gingrich stated, “The Chinese are convinced that they can cause enough pain to the American farmer that the Trump administration will blink. The Trump administration sent an important signal today with Secretary Purdue’s announcement that we’re not going to back down. Frankly, if you look at the total behavior of the Chinese since 1991, it is an absurdity to allow it to continue, but when you start to change it, they’re going to fight. Look, they’ve had a great deal. They ripped us off every single year, they have stolen our intellectual properties, rigged the game, of course, they don’t want it to change. President Trump is right and we better figure out how to engage in this fight and win it.”