April 5, 2018
“He’s threatening to light American agriculture on fire.”
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, who represents one of the most pro-trade states in the country, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s new $100 billion of 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.”