"You know, if they are targeted for a good cause, like in China, I think the answer is absolutely yes," Kudlow replied.
Kudlow went on to say that his support for targeted tariffs was "always" his view.
"Most free traders agree that China did not play by the rules, and the trading system is broken mainly because of them," he said.
"Either a country that has treated the United States unfairly for trade negotiates a fair deal, or it is rewarded with tariffs, it's that simple – and everyone talks! Remember, we're the" piggy bank, " Everything will be great! "(19659007) While Trump announced last week an agreement between the US and the European Union to reduce tariffs and trade barriers after several weeks of escalating trade tensions, its trade war with China had a negative impact elsewhere ,
"I think the president deserves a bottom line," Kudlow said. "Low Tax Rates, Rolling Back Regulations, Opening Up Energy … Trade reform that I believe already pays off in relation to the EU agreement we made last week, the fundamentals of the economy are looking really good."
Kudlow warned against blaming Trump for economic tensions and "giving him a chance to put politics into effect."
"He inherited a completely broken world trade system, including a World Trade Organization, but especially China, not just China," Kudlow said. "He's trying to fix the problem, and other US presidents in both parties, Demis and Republicans, have never taken the path he's pushing for."