As Trump keeps ratcheting up trade fee’s on Chinese good’s to try to get them to do what he wants?
Farmers and American goods producers for export get nervous ….
With reports in the media of all of this?
And American midterms less than four months away?
Things COULD go off the tracks for Republicans running for office then…
Vice President Pence has been dispatched to the Midwest to try help his party members deal with Donald Trump’s efforts…..
Those efforts could help America exporters….
Could drive a supposedly healthy American economy drop into a recession…
Vice President Mike Pence begins a campaign swing through the Midwest on Wednesday designed to fire up the base in three battleground House districts. But there’s also a secondary mission: damage control.
In the face of a trade war that intensified just four days ago, Pence is quietly setting up one-on-one meetings with major Midwestern donors where he is prepared to blunt concerns over an escalating situation that’s beginning to wreak havoc on markets, farmers and employers across the region.
“The cost and impact is being felt by farmers for several weeks now. It’s real. It’s a fact. It’s happening,” said Kirk Leeds, Iowa Soybean Association CEO. “Even if we find a way, between China and the United States, to find a political face-saving compromise, it’s the long-term consequences of the disruption in these trade patterns that we worry about.”
The vice-president’s trip — announced Monday, just days after the United States leveled a 25 percent tariff on $34 billion of Chinese goods and China enacted equivalent retaliatory tariffs — will take him to Kansas City, Cedar Rapids and Chicago, where he’ll meet privately with big donors and attend fundraisers for three embattled Republican House incumbents.
Pence is also planning public events with America First Policies, a group that is advocating for the Trump tax cuts.
“Pence is a smart guy and one of our best messengers to reassure donors,” said Pat Brady, a former Illinois Republican Party chair. “He’s the perfect person to reassure donors and activists.”
The timing of the visits, paired with the donor meetings, is the first sign of an administration effort to manage political blowback from a trade war the president started — a confrontation that could prove costly to the GOP’s efforts to hold its majorities in the House and the Senate….