Not so many years ago, the left was screaming about former President Donald Trump’s decision to raise tariffs on certain Chinese products, arguing that a trade war wasn’t in our interest and wondering what happened to those good ol’ free market Republicans they used to trash.
Ironic, given that Biden’s administration is now admitting the tariffs worked.
The inadvertent acknowledgment came during a media briefing last week. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo was asked at the White House on Wednesday whether the Biden administration would force Chinese tech firm ByteDance to sell off its most visible product, the social media video sharing platform TikTok, and to give a “broad view of your advice to President Biden on tariffs with regard to China.”
While Raimondo wouldn’t commit one way or the other on whether it would pressure ByteDance to unload itself of the data sinkhole and content wasteland that is TikTok, she said