President Donald Trump on China, Mexico, tariffs and the Fed (Full Interview – 6/10/19)
President Donald Trump joins "Squawk Box" via phone to discuss the ongoing trade negotiations with China, the threat of tariffs on Mexico in the dispute over immigration, the Fed's decision to raise interest rates in December 2018 and more. On Monday, June 10, Myron Brilliant, head of international affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box" to argue that President Trump is wrong to use tariffs in trade disputes with China and Mexico. According to Myron Brilliant, President Donald Trump is right to pressure China over protectionist trade and business practices, but should not use tariffs to do so. President Donald Trump called in to CNBC to argue his case for tariffs and to blast the Chamber of Commerce. President Trump told CNBC that the Chamber of Commerce protects Corporate America, not the American people. He also said that the U.S. uses tariffs to level the playing field, claiming that China will make a deal with the U.S. due to tariff pressures.