Senator Lindsay Graham is heaping praise on President Trump for finally doing something to combat China.
According to The Daily Wire:
Speaking on Fox News “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on Tuesday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) praised President Trump for targeting China over its trade practices, saying, “God bless Donald Trump for finally doing something about China. Let me tell you about South Carolina. We’ve got his back here when it comes to fighting back against China.”
Graham explained that Trump was fighting back against China flooding the market with steel and aluminum:
I’m worried that we won’t stand behind the president. I’m trying to be honest with folks. Listen, the steel and aluminum tariffs have hurt BMW; they’ve hurt Boeing. But the reason we are doing this is because China, in one year, produced more steel than the entire world consumed, so Trump is pushing back against Chinese dumping of steel and aluminum to give us a chance to recreate our steel and aluminum industries.
The intellectual property theft: If you go to China, they require you to have a Chinese business owner to do business in China; they steal your intellectual property and try to put you out of business.
Graham responded to the question about the effects on the agriculture industry by saying that it is time to fight China and that although he feels bad that the agriculture community is disproportionately affected, he sees no other way.