April 05, 2018

Duckworth Statement on Trump Trade War


[WASHINGTON, DC] — In response to the alarming prospect of a trade war with China that could harm American businesses, farmers and manufacturers, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement:

“This is what happens when the President of the United States engages in reckless rhetoric at the expense of strategic policy-making. Instead of taking targeted actions to level the playing field for American workers, including steelworkers, as many of us had urged, Donald Trump has carelessly brought us to the brink of a trade war that could devastate parts of Illinois’s economy and farming community. I urge the President to put down his phone, get off Twitter and proceed responsibly so we can ensure our trade policy supports, not undermines, American farmers, businesses and manufacturers.”