Heidi Heitkamp’s Trade Troubles – NDSen Debate

Heidi Heitkamp claims she’s fighting for farmers, but her actions prolong these trade disputes and hurt the agriculture community in the process.

Despite Heitkamp’s fearmongering, great progress has been made for securing better trade deals:

  • USA Today: Canada agrees to join U.S. and Mexico in new trade deal to replace NAFTA
  • NPR: Trump Announces Trade Deal With European Commission That Will Lower U.S.-Europe Tension
  • BBC: US moves to negotiate trade deals with Japan, UK, EU
  • Politico: How Trump’s trade war is driving China nuts

Unlike Heidi Heitkamp, Kevin Cramer sides with North Dakota on trade:

  • Kevin Cramer penned an op-ed expressing not only his concern for North Dakota’s agricultural community, but also his support for the President’s overall efforts and his work to end this dispute. These are the views shared by North Dakota’s agriculture community. For example:
    • Headline: “Soybean producer feels President Trump will be able to get a deal done”
    • Headline: “North Dakota rancher not too worried about trade war impacting cattle market”

REMINDER: Heitkamp makes these attacks because a pillar of Heitkamp’s campaign strategy is fanning the flames of farmer’s fears.


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