UPDATED 10:23 AM PT — Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Congressman Steve Scalise is praising the president for his tough stance against China amid an ongoing trade dispute. While speaking to reporters at the White House Tuesday, Scalise accused China of “not playing by the rules.” He said their tactics have caused the American economy to suffer.
His comments come after China announced tariffs on U.S. made imports in response to efforts by President Trump to even out the trading field.
“Shouldn’t we all try to get a better deal for America and ultimately get to a place where there’s no tariffs on either side?” asked Scalise. “Unfortunately, there are a lot of countries that don’t treat us that way, and so it’s time that we finally recalibrate…I’m glad that the president is standing up to China and I’m hopeful that he’s going to be successful in getting this resolved.”
According to President Trump, the tariffs have been beneficial to the United States so far. He said the move has aided in rebuilding the steel industry, while also creating more jobs.
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