DeSantis Smashes Trump on Critical Issue – Then Promises to Nail America’s #1 Enemy
By Mick Farthing|June 22, 2023
DeSantis Smashes Trump on Critical Issue – Then Promises to Nail America’s #1 Enemy

What’s Happening:

The media might be obsessed with Donald Trump, but the GOP primaries are far from settled. Numerous Republicans are vying for the nomination. At the moment, Donald Trump is in the lead. But anything can happen.

Many believe Gov. Ron DeSantis is the man for the job. He helped turn Florida around, turning it into a solid red state. Now, he is on the campaign trail, stirring up support for his candidacy. During a recent event, he set his sights on one of America’s biggest threats. And he has a plan to shut them down.

From Daily Wire:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said during an interview on Wednesday that the U.S. needs to become economically independent from China and that he would be willing to use tariffs to force the communist nation to change.

DeSantis is vowing to use tariffs to free America from dependence on China. At the moment, much of America’s manufacturing is happening overseas in China. Countless factories and jobs in the U.S. have been lost, as companies outsource to the communist nation.

Part of DeSantis’s plan is to get China in line, with heavy tariffs. But haven’t we seen that before? Trump used tariffs to confront China’s economic abuses. But DeSantis says Trump didn’t go far enough.

From The Post Millennial:

On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made a fundraising stop in Coalinga, California, speaking to 60 donors at the Harris Ranch.

During his luncheon talk, which cost $3,300 per person, the GOP presidential candidate said that the tariffs placed by former President Donald Trump, who has consistently polled in first place among the Republican candidate field, on China were “not effective,” according to GV Wire.

DeSantis claimed Trump’s tariffs against China were “not effective” in stopping the communist nation’s dominance over international trade. Trump hit China with tariffs on steel and aluminum, but little else.

China continues to make most of the products being sold in the U.S. It appears DeSantis plans to do more to pull America’s economy out of China’s hands. His attack on Trump hits right at the heart of one of Trump’s major presidential talking points.

Trump long criticized China for taking so many of our jobs. And he vowed to bring many back, championing the “Made in America” motto. But DeSantis is accusing Trump of failing to do that.

Can DeSantis do more to bring back manufacturing jobs to the U.S.? I guess voters will have to decide if he can.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ron DeSantis vowed to free America from dependence on Chinese manufacturing.
  • He criticized Trump’s tariffs on China as “not effective.”
  • Trump vowed to return manufacturing to the U.S. but only placed tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Source: Daily Wire, The Post Millennial

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Mick Farthing
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
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