07.11.18

Senator David Perdue Discusses NATO Summit & Trade On Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network’s Mornings With Maria after introducing a Senate resolution encouraging NATO allies to increase their defense contributions. They also discussed trade and President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination.

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Perdue on Fox Business

Highlights:

Paying Their Fair Share: “Every president since President Eisenhower has tried to get our NATO allies to pay their fair share for their own national defense. They’ve been paying about 1% of their GDP, and we’ve been paying about 3% of our GDP. We’ve been subsidizing the national defense of our NATO allies by about $400 billion a year, collectively.” 

Leveling The Playing Field: “The trade conversation is absolutely appropriate. President Trump is trying to create a more level playing field after 70 years of an unlevel playing field in our trade environment.”

Getting China’s Attention: “President Trump has done what he had to do to get China’s attention. China characterizes themselves as the world’s largest developing economy, and they call the United States the largest developed economy. This characterization implies that we need an unlevel playing field in terms of trade practices. President Trump does not subscribe to that, and neither do I.”

Support For Judge Kavanaugh: “I don’t know why we wouldn’t get Democratic support for a candidate like this. Judge Kavanaugh is a great nominee with a fantastic legacy of rulings.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.