Mike Pompeo on Free Trade
As Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is 'determined to fix' the trade wars with China and that the biggest growth opportunity for U.S. agriculture products is in Asia. To Pompeo, there is no contradiction between his own full-throated support of free trade as a congressman and Trump's strategy of imposing tariffs on China and other countries. "Oh my goodness, the president is deeply free trade," he said. "Let's be clear, the trade war with China was started decades ago, and no president was prepared to take it on." He argued that the short-term pain caused by retaliatory tariffs will pay off in the form of better long-term trading deals.
Ratings by USA*Engage indicate support for trade engagement or trade sanctions. The organization's self-description: "USA*Engage is concerned about the proliferation of unilateral foreign policy sanctions at the federal, state and local level. Despite the fact that broad trade-based unilateral sanctions rarely achieve our foreign policy goals, they continue to have political appeal. Unilateral sanctions give the impression that the United States is 'doing something,' while American workers, farmers and businesses absorb the costs."
VoteMatch scoring for the USA*Engage ratings is as follows :
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