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Navarro on CNN: Trump’s decision to delay Chinese tariffs

September 12, 2019 – CNN Right Now

PETER NAVARRO, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF TRADE & MANUFACTURING POLICY: The only thing that Americans are going to see — like what’s going to happen after Geneva is one of two things. Either we stay in the GPU and they let us self-declare our rates or we’re out and we self- declare out rates.

For the American people, that means we’ll save hundreds of millions of dollars for the U.S. Postal Service. And it’ll mean thousands of more jobs for Americans. And it’ll mean a lower trade deficit because we won’t be subsidizing foreign product coming in.

So this is something I think — I know there’s a lot of partisan dickering, this, that and the other thing, a lot of division in this country. This is something that 98 percent of this country should be totally behind. And the president has taken really strong leadership on it.

We’re doing it in what I like to call Trump time, which is as soon as possible. This thing goes back, Brianna, to President Ronald Reagan, who complained about. Nobody ever did anything about it.

As soon as the president found out about it, he says, get it fixed and that’s what we’re doing.

BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN HOST: All right, Peter Navarro, thank you so much, from the White House.

NAVARRO: Thank you, Brianna.

KEILAR: We appreciate you being on.

NAVARRO: Thank you.