Beto O’Rourke: Trump Trade War Is ‘Hurtling the World’ into Recession

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) argued President Donald Trump’s tariffs were punishing farmers across this country.

He said the trade policy was also “hurtling the world and this economy into recession.”

O’Rourke said, “These tariffs are punishing farmers across this country, destroying markets they’ve worked their entire lives, maybe their parents lives as well to open up now lost to them and to their children. We see a tax on the American consumer that averages about nine hundred dollars a household. And we are hurtling the world and this economy into recession. So end these trade wars. No more tariffs. And then work in concert with our allies and our friends: Canada, Mexico, the European Union. A united front against China and any of their trade practices that are manipulative or damaging to the United States.”

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