NY Times produces tape of Trump endorsing tariff he swears he never endorsed
Donald Trump denied a quote thrown his way at the Thursday night debate, but The New York TImes produced evidence he was lying.
One of the more bizarre moments during Thursday’s Fox Business Republican debate was when moderator Neil Cavuto asked Donald Trump about a quote he had given The New York Times, only for Trump to deny he had ever said it.
“Last week, The New York Times editorial board quoted you as saying that you would impose ‘up to 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods…’” Cavuto began.
“That’s wrong,” Trump cut in. “They were wrong. It’s The New York Times, they are always wrong.”
“What I said to The New York Times, is that we have great power, economic power over China and if we wanted to use that and the amount — where the 45 percent comes in, that would be the amount they saw their devaluations that we should get. That we should get,” Trump told a very confused Cavuto.
But in response The New York Times released the audio of their editorial meeting with the candidate, in which Trump certainly does endorse a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods.