Vice President Mike Pence implicated Joe Biden of being a “cheerleader” for China throughout the vice governmental argument on Wednesday night.
Pence faced off versus opponent Senator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) in the only election argument between the vice presidential candidates. Harris slammed President Trump’s handling of the tariff war with China, in which the Trump administration and Chinese federal government have actually placed tariffs on different exports.
” The vice president earlier referred to … what he thinks is an accomplishment: the president’s trade war with China,” Harris said.
Pence, however, countered at the senator’s criticism.
” Lost the trade war with China? Joe Biden never battled it,” Pence said.
Pence went on to assert that while Biden was vice president under Barack Obama, the U.S. lost 200,000 production jobs. “In our first three years, after we cut taxes, rolled back guideline, and released American energy, this administration saw 500,000 manufacturing tasks created.”
President Trump and his administration have actually attempted to renegotiate trade policies with China, and news of a trade contract in January 2020 gave Trump record-high approval amongst American farmers. China is a major importer of U.S. soybeans and pork, among other agricultural products. The coronavirus pandemic has actually because upended much of U.S.-China trade.
The Trump campaign has actually looked for to juxtapose his record on China with that of Biden, who supported stabilized permanent trade relations with China and stated early in his project that Beijing wasn’t a genuine hazard to America.