Audio: Missouri U.S. Senate candidates have sharp differences on trade war

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(Missourinet) – The candidates in the Missouri U.S. Senate race have sharp differences in their approach to the current trade war. Republican Josh Hawley is supportive of the Trump administration’s tariffs as well as the $12 billion in aid the President announced for suffering farmers.

Hawley criticizes Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill for not supporting the aid package.



Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill thinks farmers are being hurt unnecessarily by the Trump administration’s tariffs while the real problem is a shortage of resources to administer trade laws.



Republican Josh Hawley thinks President Trump’s tough talk with the European Union has forced it to purchase more Missouri soybeans. He also thinks Trump is doing the right thing in offering $12 billion to help farmers suffering from the tariffs.



McCaskill thinks farmers and manufacturers are being unnecessarily harmed by tariffs while the administration is failing to provide resources to enforce trade laws.

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