Under our Constitution, does the president or the legislative branch have the power to declare a tariff, which is a type of tax? President Trump has received some flak lately for calling for tariffs against China because of what he says is their unfair-to-us trade practices. Matt Spalding is a Constitutional scholar and Hillsdale College leader in its Washington, D. C. branch. Formerly with the Heritage Foundation, Matt Spalding edited the massive “The Heritage Guide to the Constitution.” Matt Spalding joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss tariffs and the Constitution. www.hillsdale.edu

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