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CNBC Transcript: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Louis Ross Jr. Speaks with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Today
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WHEN: Today, Thursday, January 24, 2019
WHERE: CNBC’s “Squawk Box”
The following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC interview with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Louis Ross Jr. Speaks with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” (M-F 6AM – 9AM) today, Thursday, January 24th. The following is a link to video of the interview on

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JOE KERNEN: For the latest on the trade tensions with China and other issues, let’s welcome U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Were you originally in the group Headed over before it was Canceled, Mr. Secretary?
WILBUR LOUIS ROSS JR.: Yes. Oh, yes, for sure.
JOE KERNEN: Yes, and it had been duly noted that the United States not sending one and many, many of the other countries– that there is a paucity, if you will, of government officials here. So we are left to our own designs. And I can tell you, there’s bloom and doom over here, Wilbur. Do you think it’s warranted?
WILBUR LOUIS ROSS JR.: Well I don’t think that it’s warranted in terms of the U.S. because our economy continues very, very strong. There are some problems, some economic problems, developing in Europe, in China and in Japan. You’ve been seeing those in the recent statistics.

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