Libyan comedian Mohanad Elshieky / Trump’s Mexico tariffs

Elshieky talks with Marty about growing up in Benghazi and working as a comedian in the U.S. Then - Marty will discuss the ins-and-outs of Trump's tariffs on Mexican products.

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(Courtesy of Mohanad Elshieky)

(Courtesy of Mohanad Elshieky)

Guests: Mohanad Elshieky, Chad Bown

Stand-up comedian MOHANAD ELSHIEKY joins Marty to discuss his life as a Libyan immigrant working as a comic in America, his views on politics, getting harassed by border patrol agents, and the radio show he cohosted in Benghazi during the Libyan revolution. Then — The President announced last week that he will impose a 5% tariff on Mexican exports if they don’t do more to stop migrants from crossing the border, sending markets in a tailspin. We’ll talk with CHAD BOWN, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics about Trump’s threat, how the tariffs would affect the U.S. and Mexican economies and what they would mean for consumers.

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