06.12.18

Senator David Perdue: The Only Winner President Trump Is Picking Is America

“I’m tired of senators trying to undercut President Trump at every turn”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) called out his colleagues on the Senate floor today, insisting President Trump be given the room he needs to negotiate trade deals that are in the best interest for American workers and consumers. The President’s efforts to make America more competitive and level the playing field have been constantly undercut by members of both parties.

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Highlights:

Business Perspective: “I have worked in the trade environment internationally most of my career. I can tell you for a fact that in the last 40 years we have been in a trade war.”

Fixing Imbalances: “When it comes to trade – including trade with some of our closest allies – America isn’t being treated fairly and hasn’t been for some time.”

Career Of Negotiations: “Like me, President Trump is an outsider to this political process. He is a business guy who spent his career successfully negotiating deals all over the world. For years, he has seen how American has often been treated unfairly when it comes to trade.”

Approach Is Working: “As we’ve seen in his personal career and his presidential career over the last 15 months – with NATO, South Korea, and at the historic summit in North Korea – President Trump’s approach is working.”

Stop Undercutting Negotiations: “I’m tired of senators trying to undercut President Trump at every turn, especially in the middle of a negotiating process.”

Quit Jeopardizing Credibility: “It’s remarkably shortsighted for politicians to complicate the situation with this ZTE Amendment. I believe it will undercut our ability to negotiate, and it jeopardizes our negotiators credibility.”

Tough Conversations: “If you want meaningful results on trade, you have to have courage to have serious, tough conversations with other countries, regardless of how many headaches it may cause for some folks back in Washington.”

America First: “To those who say this President is only picking winners and losers, let me say this: the only winner President Trump is picking is America.”

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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.