The trade war has begun. What does that mean for CA? Plus the latest on immigration from the White House

Jul 6, 2018

Fears Of Trade War Between U.S. And China Rise As Trump Threatens New Tariffs

A shipping container is offloaded from the Hong Kong based CSCL East China Sea container ship at the Port of Oakland on June 20, 2018 in Oakland, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


As President Trump readies to announce his Supreme Court nominee Monday evening, there’s a lot of other national news heading into the weekend.

The United States has levied $34 billion in tariffs against Chinese goods. How will a trade war between the world’s two largest economies impact California’s economy? Also, the Trump Administration wants a judge to extend the deadline for reuniting families who entered the U.S. illegally. We get a roundup of the latest news coming from the White House.

We reached out to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for comment but they were unable to provide us with a representative at the time of our discussion.


Scott Horsley, NPR White House reporter; he tweets @HorselyScott

Heather Long, economics correspondent for the Washington Post who has been reporting on tariffs and the trade war with China; she tweets @byHeatherLong

William Lee, chief economist at the Milken Institute where he specializes in Asia, global economy, job creation and more

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