Donald Trump was called out on Friday for attempting to distract Americans from the real issues.
On Friday, Fox News host Shep Smith reminded viewers that they shouldn’t forget about the Mueller report now that Trump is starting another controversy by announcing new tariffs on Mexico.
Just a few days after former special counsel Robert Mueller threw the president under the bus, Trump decided to distract the American public by announcing that he would increase tariffs on Mexico.
Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace explained that the tariffs might be a ploy to intimidate Mexico, but could end in a bad trade war if Trump’s tactic does not work.
“If the ploy works and the president gets Mexico to crack down on those people coming across the country illegally; then it will be a big success. If we end in a trade war as we have with China, not so good,” Wallace said.
Smith then noted Trump’s real reason behind the tariffs.
“This is talk and talk only. The effect of this, whether for the good or bad or by design or not is that the discussion from two days ago, the Mueller report is sidelined and it’s now all about tariffs. This is a president that is very good about narrative, and the narrative has changed,” Smith said.
“No question about it. The president at times as you pointed out chooses to create one controversy to distract from another controversy,” Wallace said.
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