Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on President Trump’s deal with Mexico, the future of USMCA, Trump administration trade negotiations with China and President Trump’s approval ratings.
Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Ind., told FOX Business that China wouldn’t be negotiating with the United States unless President Trump Opens a New Window. imposed the use of tariffs Opens a New Window. .
“Two years ago, I would have said the president is crazy to put tariffs on China, but today I say that they would not be at the table negotiating,” he said during an interview on “Cavuto: Coast-to-Coast Opens a New Window. ” Wednesday. “And think of the great success we’ve had, assuming we get an agreement along the lines of what we have, put an end to stealing intellectual property, stealing our trade secrets, manipulating their currency, making our companies give up their technology to China if they’re going to do business in China. Those are big, big things. And if the President can get them done then the tariffs were a good tool.”