Sen. Lindsey Graham on Trade Agreements

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Trade Agreements

Sen. Lindsey Graham talks about international trade agreements on RURAL TOWN HALL. Sen. Lindsey Graham talks about international trade agreements on RURAL TOWN HALL.

August 27, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFDTV)- Presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham currently chairs three military, foreign policy and terrorism-related Senate subcommittees and his foreign policy experience is a key component of his presidential campaign strategy. During a recent RURAL TOWN HALL, the South Carolina senator answered a question about fair trade.   

"We're being walked all over," said the plain-spoken Graham, "when it comes to trade. China just devalued their currency, called the Yuan. The lower the value of their currency, the cheaper the products made in China, that are costing us jobs here in America, on the manufacturing side."

Graham went on to address the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which is still in negotiations. "If Japan shuts us out," he said "it's not a good deal. You can't have it both ways. Monopolies of our competitors protecting farms, farmers over there at our expense, can't happen. This Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement might be a good deal, it might not. But what's hanging it up right now are autos and agriculture. To be your president, and to serve you well, I have to fight for your interests. We're giving away too much. People cheat us out of market share, they don't outwork us. If they outwork us, we've got nobody to blame but ourselves. But if they close their markets, and we open ours, that's not trade, that's just being a chump."

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