Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner says that she "would advocate for the president personally to tell" U.S. consumers "to hold tight right now"

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner says that she "would advocate for the president personally to tell" U.S. consumers "to hold tight right now"

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From the May 13 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered Overtime:

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ASHLEY WEBSTER (FOX BUSINESS CONTRIBUTOR): Those companies are getting hit very hard on the markets today. Then you have the Boeings, who sell their planes to China. Caterpillar, the big industrial giant, that sells its products in China. 

HARRIS FAULKNER (ANCHOR): So is there opportunity here? Where's the opportunity here and can we hold some of that opportunity? 

WEBSTER: We could and then -- it always becomes a point, Harris, that the market would like this, that there are some brave people out there when everyone else is running for the exits, to say, "You know what? This company was just as good yesterday as it was today. And at this price, I want to jump in and maybe buy a little of that." It'd be interesting to see whether -- it's not happening now because the environment is just too, too volatile, but eventually people will come back in. Especially if we get a headline that's more favorable on trade. 

FAULKNER: Alright, so, U.S. consumers have to hold tight right now. And I would advocate for the president personally to tell them that. 

WEBSTER: I think so. He has, he's put out --

FAULKNER: Because he's got a vision for this.

WEBSTER: He's put out tweets. He said, "Listen. You can buy things that are not made in China, then you don't have to pay the extra tariffs." That's true. 

FAULKNER: Does that help the soybean farmers, though? 

WEBSTER: Probably not. No, they are just going to have to -- and they are aware of this. 

Previously:

Fox & Friends guest suggests market backlash to Trump's trade war with China is happening because "New York City is the epicenter of liberal Democratic thinking"

Fox's Steve Doocy downplays impact of Trump's new China tariffs on American families: "A lot of people don't feel the tariffs"

Fox's Stuart Varney calls stock market backlash to Trump's tariffs "an emotional response to the words ‘trade war’"

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