Senator calls tariffs on China a threat to agriculture
LINCOLN, Neb. —
President Donald Trump instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider adding $100 billion in additional tariffs on Chinese goods on Thursday, and one Nebraska senator thinks the president's approach is less than ideal.
Senator Ben Sasse released a statement in reaction to the threats for more China tariffs:
Hopefully the President is just blowing off steam again but, if he's even half-serious, this is nuts. China is guilty of many things, but the President has no actual plan to win right now. He’s threatening to light American agriculture on fire. Let’s absolutely take on Chinese bad behavior, but with a plan that punishes them instead of us. This is the dumbest possible way to do this.