Steve Mnuchin

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told Fox News anchor Bret Baier on Wednesday that he has drafted an executive order for President Donald Trump that would stop trade with any country doing business with North Korea — including the US’ largest trading partner, China.

The draft order comes amid increasing nuclear threats from North Korea. Earlier this month, in a tweet, Trump threatened to cut off all US trade with any country that does business with the rogue nation.

“I was just at the White House this morning talking to the president about North Korea, talking to him about sanctions, as I’ve suggested, I’ve worked on an executive order that’s ready if the president wants to use it,” Mnuchin told Baier, the host of Fox News’ “Special Report.” “We can stop trade with any country that does business with North Korea. We’re going to be careful in using these tools, but the president is committed. We will use economic sanctions to bring North Korea to the table.”

Pressed by Baier on whether he specifically meant stopping trade with China, Mnuchin said the executive order would apply to “anybody” who trades with North Korea.

“Stopping trade with anybody,” Mnuchin said. “Nobody would …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

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