Sasse on Trade Wars

March 2, 2018

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, who represents one of the most pro-trade states in the nation, issued the following statement today regarding the President’s tweeted support for a trade war. 

"Trade wars are never won. Trade wars are lost by both sides. Kooky 18th century protectionism will jack up prices on American families -- and will prompt retaliation from other countries. Make no mistake: If the President goes through with this, it will kill American jobs -- that's what every trade war ultimately does. So much losing."