… Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley said on Tuesday that Trump was right when it comes to China…
Grassley Has Good Words For 'Tariff Man'
By Chuck Abbott, Successful Farming
Agriculture.com - 1/8/2020
Two years ago, President Trump declared on social media that he was “a Tariff Man” and that import duties “will always be the best way to max out our economic power,” a sentiment that was widely disputed. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley said on Tuesday that Trump was right when it comes to China.
“I think we’re getting successful negotiations because of the tariffs,” Grassley told farm broadcasters after a reporter noted that most tariffs, including retaliatory tariffs by China, will remain in place under the Phase One agreement awaiting signature by U.S. and Chinese officials. China is “legitimately negotiating” with more talks to come, said Grassley. “I’d have to say three years ago I thought Trump was crazy for imposing them. But now he’s doing something that no other president has done on Chinese cheating. And I think everybody applauds the president for bringing it.”
Grassley is from Iowa, a leading farm state. U.S. ag exports are down since 2018 due in part to the China-U.S. trade war...