Donald Trump has known all along that he wasn’t really going to make America great again, because we were already great. He just used that as a tagline because he knew his supporters weren’t smart enough to to realize that his plan was to hurt America all along.
Take the ridiculous tariffs he imposed yesterday that do nothing but hurt our country and our allies. His idiotic tariffs will cost a lot of American jobs, and cause prices for a lot of the products we buy to climb higher and higher.
But Republican Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has floated a bill to rein in Trump’s trade authority, and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) has already said that he’ll be supporting it. Toomey said
‘Congress should assert its constitutional responsibility and lead on trade policy so Americans keep access to affordable goods and services, and the opportunity to sell our products abroad.’
Claiming steel bought from our allies is a 'national security' threat weakens our credibility. These tariffs, i.e. taxes, hurt American workers, employers, and consumers.
— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) June 1, 2018
He then posted a series of responses to his first tweet. It’s nice that some Republicans are starting to do what’s right. It’s too bad they hadn’t stepped up to the plate before they backed Trump’s disastrous tax scam. But something’s better than nothing.
If Lee’s bill passes it would require congresses approval before Trump could make any trade actions, including tariffs. Lee and Toomey aren’t the only GOP hoping this bill passes. Senators Jeff Flake (R-AR), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Ben Sasse (R-NE) are officially backing it, too.
It must be a cold day in hell considering Republicans are actually starting to fight back against Trump’s idiotic plans to hurt Americans. They usually back him no matter what, even when it hurts our country. So to those few Republicans who are starting to act like Americans again…cheers to you!
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