This argument has no bearing on reality.
That is incorrect. The tariffs that I described would have the effects that I described.
There is no 25% tariff on autos made outside North America. That's a fantasy
Where's your reading comprehension this morning? I never said there are
such tariffs. I said merely said what the effects would be if we did have
And actually you are wrong. We have had a 25% tariff on light trucks made outside the US for many years.
The tariffs are against China
That depends on which tariffs you are talking about. The 25% tariffs on steel and 10% tariffs on aluminum are against most of the world.
American car companies are the paying the tariffs when they buy steel, or car parts.
Not if they buy American steel and aluminum, and car parts made from American steel and aluminum.
This means that American cars are more expensive. Japanese and European cars are less expensive.
Thus the need for a 25% tariff on all cars and car parts made outside North America.
And American automobile jobs will be lost.
Not if we have a 25% tariff on all cars and car parts made outside North America.