Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday shrugged off the current and predicted damage resulting from President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war with China.
“The Democrats for years have been claiming that China should be stood up to,” Graham told “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan. “Now Trump is, and we’ve just got to to accept the pain that comes with standing up to China.”
“How do you get China to change without creating something pain on them and us? I don’t know,” he added.
American farmers have already been burned by China’s retaliatory tariffs in the trade war, and Trump’s latest round of tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports are predicted to hike up prices for consumers once the tariffs take effect.
Watch Graham below:
Graham defends increased prices for consumers resulting from Trump's trade war: "We've just got to to accept the pain that comes with standing up to China." pic.twitter.com/iTKPnSJAyp
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) August 25, 2019