President Trump rallies supporters ahead of several key primaries
President Donald Trump is taking his trade policy on the road this week.
His next stop is on Wednesday in Fargo, North Dakota, where he’ll speak at a rally with Rep. Kevin Cramer. Cramer is looking to defeat endangered Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in November.
Cramer has tried to take a middle-of-the-road approach to Trump’s trade policy, applauding him for standing up to countries like China but publicly fretting what they will mean to the state.
“I would like to see the President take a more measured approach as the impulse of position has created unnecessary turmoil for our markets,” he said in April, after the President rolled out proposed tariffs on China.
Heitkamp, his opponent, has seized on the issue, telling farmers in the state earlier this month that it may be time to “rethink” the breadth of authority given to the President on trade.
And the headlines have been just as bad, noting that agriculture, one of the sectors facing tariffs, is key to North Dakota.
“President Donald Trump’s insistence on creating balance with the nation’s trading partners could come back and bite North Dakota hard,” read an editorial from The Bismark Tribune.