Fmr. Obama Econ Adviser: Trump Got “Absolutely No Concessions” From China | The Last Word | MSNBC

Fmr. Obama Econ Adviser: Trump Got "Absolutely No Concessions" From China | The Last Word | MSNBC 1


Jason Furman tells Lawrence that Trump's trade policies are hurting the economy and have yet to produce any positive results with China. Lawrence also discusses with Jennifer Rubin.
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Fmr. Obama Econ Adviser: Trump Got "Absolutely No Concessions" From China | The Last Word | MSNBC

81 Comments on "Fmr. Obama Econ Adviser: Trump Got “Absolutely No Concessions” From China | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. IR_Dankenstein | August 30, 2019 at 1:23 AM | Reply

    1+1 = Hamberders

  2. RedondoBeach2 | August 30, 2019 at 1:34 AM | Reply

    Trump right now: who knew trade wars are so hard to win.

    • Any economist worth their weight will tell you; NO ONE wins a trade war!

    • @Bob Brawley of turds

    • @pathwayto enlightenment And you are TROLL!

    • There was never even the slightest chance of winning a trade war against China. China has more people, more resources, a dictatorship and a president for life. The US has Trump. China was already an international trading power 1000 years before America was even discovered. WTF did you expect will happen? That the dragon just gives up? Dream on.

    • Trump has no sytematic plan or policy. He thinks 0 days into the future. China has 5/10/20 year plans and a complex / systematic way of implementing their economic policies.

  3. Linda Armstrong | August 30, 2019 at 1:37 AM | Reply

    Many of the Republicans are only getting re-elected if they can ride in on 45’s coattails.

    Today, Moscow Mitch’s approval rating is 23%; a month ago, it was 24%. He’s tanking so we desperately need to throw all the support possible to Amy McGrath. She would be great for Kentucky AND the rest of us would be rid of Moscow Mitch. Now there’s an awesome win-win.

    • @Dmitri Fukov : You do realize that tariffs are payed by the companies that import the goods, that, in turn, pass on that cost to consumers, right? Tariffs hurt American consumers far more than they hurt China.

    • Mitch, Graham and Trump needs to be voted out and any slimy Rethugliklan senator that’s up for re-election.

    • China was already an international trading power 1000 years before America was even discovered. WTF did you expect will happen? You must have seriously thought that the dragon is afraid of an orange tv show host. 🤣

    • The Wisdom of Leonard Shoestring | August 30, 2019 at 12:33 PM | Reply

      @Karen Walkeden I agree. The Dems have been keeping blacks poor in cities they’ve run for decades now. Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago etc. The only like them for the vote. Now they’re going for the immigrants vote. Look back at the first round of the Dems candidate debates. Not one of the 20+ candidates was talking about what they’ll do for black communities because they assume they already have the black vote, they all spoke about what they would do for illegals.

  4. Geraldine Grice | August 30, 2019 at 1:37 AM | Reply

    This is definitely NOT Normal!

  5. MSNBC is so naive…. you guys giving trump too much credit for trying…. you guys forgot the possibility of trump is an agent for a foreign country (Rus….) to turn our country up side down, to a chaos state…

    • @Karen Walkeden … once more explain your comment … she would have been better than trump .. how is crooked and stupid … I thank your a Russian bot are a student of the trump school of stupidity

    • Jeremy Backup | August 30, 2019 at 5:54 AM | Reply

      @Karen Walkeden I dislike Hillary as well, but at least she’s an American and is by far the lesser of two evils.

      Trump has turned out to be everything he warned us Hillary would be and then some. To be honest, I don’t think there is anyone on the planet less equipped and that could do a worse job than Trump has.

    • jude jackson still waiting for you’re flappy sqwelcher to get grabbed

    • Bridgette Pruitt | August 30, 2019 at 8:47 AM | Reply

      The news outlets are not naive. They have been constantly spoon feeding us a daily diet of Trump 24/7. They cannot get by a 24 hour news cycle without mentioning what Trump said, tweeted, didn’t say, or tweet. It’s like the media has a Trump addiction, and they think their viewers have the same addiction.
      Their addiction is called ratings. As long as their ratings are up they will continue to Trumpfest.
      They are doing the same thing to Joe Biden as they did to Hillary Clinton and e-mails. Why else would they constantly attack Biden about his record, or his statements.
      There is too much at stake to play this game. It does not matter who wins the primary. I will vote for that person whoever it is to defeat Trump, that is what is important. We have enough evidence from the last 2 year’s Trump has to go. The rest is just filler. If we stay home, refuse to vote and Trump is re-elected we have ourselves to blame. Not Russia, Putin, or Trump supporters. VOTE!

  6. When are people going to realize that tariffs are taxes on us? Republicans are absolute scumbugs, they have no standards or values, their whole mantra has been and always be, “It’s only bad when a Democrat does it.” That’s what they believe.

  7. Kathleen Flacy | August 30, 2019 at 1:49 AM | Reply

    Furman said, “Tariffs are a tax on American consumers,” and I heard, “Tarriffs are attacks on American consumers.” But then again, même chose.

    • Origami Mambo Project | August 30, 2019 at 3:47 AM | Reply

      @Derek Mitchell you are a funny defender of the Trumpist school of economics. Your logic is also quite funny.

    • And then, the “domestic products” increased in price to match the tariffed products. Yay

    • Derek Mitchell : Well, Trump buys Chinese Steel, which is what’s holding up Trump Tower. And, I’m writing this on my Apple Technology, (Glad I bough all my tech before this mess) which Trump will have to take out of my cold, dead hand, son 😁

    • Memento Mori : Try buying an iPhone or Apple Computer, right now? See how PRICEY they are? I bet people are going on Amazon and getting them from Europe, RIGHT NOW? 🤣👍

  8. Hello…this is just what Trump and Putin want to bring the US economy down. He never had anything but creating chaos!

    • Yes! Cheeto in cheif thought by now, US would be his little russia by now..I think we true American’s are going to cring when we really find out what dough boy’s up to with our Country..really, it’s getting scary

    • @Shameful 45 we true Americans have known since election just like you guys have.
      You keep harping on your Russia fake phony and total b.s. propaganda.
      Nothing proven,just a bunch of leftist propaganda and hysteria.
      Who cares?
      Our country has it’s best economy in decades.
      The lowest black and Hispanic unemployment numbers EVER.
      More women in our workforce.
      Pedos being arrested everyday.
      MS-13 gangs members and several time arrested and deported illegals being rounded up.
      And you’re complaining,WHY?
      TRUMP 2020!!!

    • Trump wants the G6 Summit to be held at his pest and rodent infested property so he can make money as well as be able to have Putin there since Russia’s not allowed in the Summit.

    • @Annie it’s not enough for you to have all the lies from MSM,but now you’re making them up in your head.
      This is ultimate TDS.
      There’s just one known cure.
      Vote conservative.
      TRUMP 2020!!!!!!

    • CrazyLegsMcGee | August 30, 2019 at 12:09 PM | Reply

      Its part of Putin’s long term plan. Its not just about using military might to take over the world. The most important thing is to break the mindset of the people. Once people are “broken” the physical takeover is quick.

  9. Ok, your first mistake is calling it a strategy.

  10. This will end exactly like his war on Obamacare. But getting rid of Obamacare was possible and stoping China is not.

  11. China has become better at capitalism than us now.

    • margaret johnson | August 30, 2019 at 11:27 AM | Reply

      Rick Esteves. china has been better at capitalism ages longer than the usa has been a nation. they were NEVER communist other than as a way to oppress people in an attempt to make them submissive to the state.

    • Rick Esteves. Spot on but is bcuz China regulates capitalism. Republicans wants unregulated capitalism so they can do rampant corruption. Untouch by the law.

    • wearenotamused atall | August 30, 2019 at 11:43 AM | Reply

      several countries have become better at capitalism than the US.
      to other commenters here: china has no regard for human rights – unlike the usa…?? (giggle)

    • @wearenotamused atall China has a worse human rights record than the US. Imagine how long Colbert would last in China…

    • wearenotamused atall | August 30, 2019 at 12:07 PM | Reply

      @Valdagast china has a worse, but the US still has a long way to go – for now. it can easily get worse in the US

  12. Chris Brinkley | August 30, 2019 at 2:11 AM | Reply

    I bet before the elections Trump will end the trade War, with nothing gained and probably lose something.

    • Good insight Chris. I think you are right. He was floating the fact on camera that he has second thoughts about everything.

    • Chris Brinkley —yeah, he’s gonna “ lose something” alright—-THE ELECTION!

      Hopefully by next year, we’ll see the complete deterioration of his base especially when RECESSION is in full swing.

    • Trump’s strategy is: End the Trade War, say 1-3 months, BEFORE the election and BOAST & Yell: “See I Fixed Everything! The Stock market is back up. I Alone Fixed It for our Great Country! So don’t vote for Democrats! It was ME, ME, ME that FIXED the Economy!!”

    • trade war easy to win so he said

  13. Cheryl Bazemore | August 30, 2019 at 2:11 AM | Reply

    He doesn’t think, big dummies GOP karma . Play by his rules or else. I hope they lose thier seats. Romney is still mad about losing to Obama. He’s going to stand back and watch them squirm.

  14. David Denison | August 30, 2019 at 2:19 AM | Reply

    Brain damaged trump. El Loco Blanco.

  15. What concession expected? Trump is the one who started the trade war as US President. He should be responsible for the plights of USA.

  16. Trump running the country into the ground just like his casinos. Recession 2020 is coming.

    • Pelon Putin’s idea!

    • Peggy: Dear girl, most Americans do not OWE MORE than they HAVE, like Donny did when he got in? Were you not exhilarated, to discover that you were RICHER than the Donster was, on Inauguration Day? I was. Donny has NEVER, “run,” a business in his LIFE, dear. You really HAVE been suckered . . . SMH 😁

    • @Peggy Micsky think trump is a successful businessman? lmao😀

    • @Peggy Micsky Trump has lost way more money than he’s ever made.. On record as being the worst businessman in human history. prove to me Trump has ever made a penny legally doing something other than reality TV.

  17. Everything is more expensive. Trump gave himself and his cronies a tax cut and gave the American people a tax increase with an idiotic trade war. Now Obama’s economy which he has taken credit for is going to crash and burn as we’re headed for a recession in 2020. Anybody with half a brain knew this would happen under Trump.

  18. Nathalie Dufour | August 30, 2019 at 3:04 AM | Reply

    MSNBC Your so-called president is mentally ill. That man should be medicated and put away in an institution.

  19. Vote BLUE 2020 to turn the country back into the hands of qualified adults not a cRaZy orange child and his no talent criminal spawns.

  20. Barbara Bretti | August 30, 2019 at 6:33 AM | Reply

    trump is the biggest socialist in America he is paying all the farmers with the citizens money 💴 😜👑🍔🍔🍟

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