Our Chief Economist Sounds off on Trump’s Tariffs

Lauren Pozmanter

Senior Account Manager

President Trump’s move to introduce new tariffs on steel and aluminum, which have yet to be fully spelled out as policy, was the lead story in this week’s Vested Suggested — and as the newsletter was being put to bed, our chief economist, Milton Ezrati, had the opportunity to appear on Cheddar to discuss the same topic.

“Trump indicated today that this might be more of a bargaining chip than some kind of a permanent thing,” he said, shortly before the Dow closed up more than 330 points on Monday, which signaled that market-movers had the same impression.

But, added Ezrati, “there really is a lot more power on the opposition side than on the pro-tariff side.”

Watch the full interview below.