04.04.18

Senator David Perdue Talks Trade & Dr. King’s Legacy On Georgia Radio

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joined Scott Slade on WSB’s Atlanta’s Morning News to discuss his recent trip to China and South Korea, trade, immigration, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

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Standing Up For America: “The President is standing up for America. What he’s doing with NAFTA is the same thing he did with NATO. He also threatened to pull out of the South Korean trade agreement. I’ve met with South Korea’s Trade Representative several times about this over the last few months. Last week, we got an agreement, and we got most everything we wanted. Now we have a platform for great trade relations with one of our great allies, South Korea.”

Master Negotiator: “This President is a master negotiator, and I give him full credit for getting China to the table. We’ve been trying to do this for 30 years. The President is standing up to the trade imbalance we all recognize we have with China.”

America’s Interests: “Right now, you see the United States and China both asserting how important their own self-interests are. We haven’t done that in decades in the United States. Now, I don’t like tariffs. I think they can be counterproductive and dangerous, but I’m not afraid that this is going to get out of hand.”

Border Security: “This is about national security. That southern border is extremely porous. We all know it. We’ve got to fix that. The President is very frustrated right now because Congress hasn’t appropriated the money to put the wall in areas we need to put it.”

Mexico’s Responsibility: “Finally, yesterday the Mexican government acted and broke the caravan up. This is their responsibility. It’s irresponsible for the government of Mexico not to secure their southern border and then to not help us protect our southern border.”

Dr. King’s Legacy: “Dr. King changed America forever. He preached peace and togetherness. That’s what America is all about, and it’s something we need to remind ourselves of daily. Dr. King said America was a country of destiny, and I believe that.”

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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.