U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says President Trump “needs to conclude these trade deals” in order to win Midwestern states in the 2020 presidential election.
He specifically referenced the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to bring the trade agreement to the House floor.
“There’s no reason we haven’t voted on that, ratified that and, and you know, solidified that trade deal so again, we have a more unified front as we really confront China,” Johnson told host Steve Scaffidi on WTMJ-AM.
Johnson also called negotiations last week between Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He “very encouraging.” The president said both sides reached a “very substantial phase one deal” addressing American concerns over intellectual property theft, financial manipulation and agricultural tariffs. In return, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the U.S. was scrapping a new round of tariffs on Chinese imports that was set to go into effect on Oct. 15.
“I think that’s a good sign,” Johnson said, adding it showed Trump understood the need “to bring stability to the marketplace here as quickly as possible.”
“I think that will be the real key, because there’s been harm done because of the trade wars,” he said.
Johnson also slammed the impeachment inquiry and accused Dems of attempting “to sabotage this administration since the day after the election.”
“They loathe this president and then they do everything they can to bring him down,” he said.
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