Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Trade, China and President Trump

On “The First 100 Days” of President Trump, Elisabeth Hasselbeck discussed progress and problems facing the president. She spoke with Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce, about the administration’s efforts to push for the passage of the tax reform bill in Congress. Ross is heading up the department’s department with an “America first” mission.

On trade, Ross sees the world’s attention being on the U.S.

“We are a major player in a world where other countries can’t quite deal with the China challenge. I’m sure they will be eager to see us… build good relations with China, and we’re going to be very thankful for that.”

Ross also explained why the president brought his critics out of the closet in the past week.

“Well the market had been down. There was a lot of fear on the market and when the president said at the beginning of last week, ‘Dow is going to 13,000’, he was exactly right. That gave the market some confidence. The market just climbed a pretty steep ladder until we pushed this through the Senate last Friday.”

Watch full interview above.

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