President Trump is doubling down on his plan to place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports despite facing backlash from his own party. Michael Knowles, host of "The Michael Knowles Show" podcast on conservative site The Daily Wire, shares his take on trade wars and the 2018 midterm elections.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he's extremely worried about the consequences of tariffs. "I wonder if Paul Ryan is playing a little bit of good cop to Trump's bad cop here," said Knowles. "I wonder if...he is simply using very tough talk, he is using very tough means, and very tough negotiating tactics to try to address a real problem," added Knowles.
Midterm elections started Tuesday with the Texas primaries marking the official start of the season. Early voting data indicates a growth in Democratic support in the typically red state. Knowles says the GOP should be "terrified" heading into the midterm elections.