White House eyes more aggressive trade actions against China

Stuck in a quagmire of controversies over White House leaks and race politics, Bannon has called a far-left magazine writer to talk about China, North Korea, and his “every day” quarrels with other top White House aides.

In the interview with The American Prospect published on Wednesday, Bannon talked about the “economic war” with China and how he is feuding with National Economic Council chair Gary Cohn about how heavy-handed the Washington’s measures against Beijing should be.

“We’re at economic war with China,” Bannon told the liberal magazine’s co-founder Robert Kuttner. “One of us is going to be a hegemon in 25 or 30 years, and it’s gonna be them if we go down this path. On Korea, they’re just tapping us along. It’s just a sideshow.”

Bannon (pictured below) added that “the economic war with China is everything,” arguing the US needs to be “maniacally focused on that.”

“If we continue to lose it, we’re five years away, I think,…

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