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stated on October 13, 2023 in a speech at the First in the Nation summit in Nashua, N.H.
"95% of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals" in the U.S. come from China.
stated on July 29, 2023 in a speech
Says Gov. Ron DeSantis “opposed my China tariffs and he heartlessly opposed” $28 billion for farm relief, which was paid for by China.
stated on December 12, 2022 in an interview
The U.S. "trade deficit with China has gone from about $80 billion a year in the 1990s to $400 billion a year.”
stated on September 27, 2022 in a campaign ad
“I voted with Trump on trade.”
stated on May 14, 2022 in posts on social media
The United States can’t import baby formula because of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
stated on March 7, 2022 in an ad from Advancing American Freedom
Joe Biden's cancellation of the Keystone pipeline "dramatically increased Americans' dependence on Russian oil."
stated on February 3, 2022 in Twitter
Says President Joe Biden "is trying to send taxpayer dollars to manufacturers overseas that do not abide by the same (carbon emission) standards we do at home."
stated on March 1, 2022 in an ad
Joe Biden's sanctions on Russia “are riddled with loopholes and don't even start for 30 days. They have carve outs for the energy and financial sectors.”
stated on February 25, 2022 in an ad
The Keystone XL pipeline "would have produced 830,000 barrels of oil per day, more than enough to offset what we import from Russia."
Stand Up To China
stated on January 20, 2022 in an ad
Build Back Better “would be a huge payday for Chinese manufacturing” and “would fill our streets with cars made with Chinese parts.”
stated on February 7, 2022 in an ad
Eric Schmitt “sponsored a bill to spend $480 million of your tax dollars” on cargo hub for airlines "owned by China's Communist Party” and "voted to let China buy up Missouri farmland."
stated on December 1, 2021 in a TV segment
"If you look pre-COVID" under President Donald Trump, "we didn't import a single barrel of oil from Saudi Arabia.”
stated on October 27, 2021 in an Instagram post
A video shows “your packages were rerouted and have arrived in the port of Miami” as a result of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
stated on October 24, 2021 in in a TikTok video
Product shortages are manufactured; goods are stuck in warehouses.
stated on October 21, 2021 in an Instagram post
Cargo ships “can’t get into port” because of Donald Trump’s executive order 13959.
stated on October 13, 2021 in a Facebook post
California’s shipping backlog is, in part, caused by a “California Truck Ban which says all trucks must be 2011 or newer and a law called AB 5 which prohibits Owner Operators.”
stated on October 6, 2021 in a Facebook post
Photo shows hundreds of “sitting ships” waiting to dock at U.S. ports.
stated on July 28, 2021 in an article in RealClearEnergy
“We became a net exporter of natural gas in 2017, and until recently, our exports have exceeded our imports.”
stated on October 1, 2021 in a Facebook post
“There are now 56 cargo freighters anchored off the coast of California from Oakland to Long Beach in what can only be considered a manufactured supply-chain halt.”
The Gateway Pundit
stated on June 1, 2021 in a blog post
Says Joe Biden “imports oil from Iran.”
Fact-checking J.D. Vance and Tim Ryan in Ohio Senate race
By Amy Sherman • November 4, 2022
Newsmax, Fox News air outdated, out-of-context photos of empty shelves in segments bashing Biden
By Bill McCarthy • October 22, 2021
High prices and depleted shelves: Here’s why the supply chain is a mess — and will be for a while
By Bill McCarthy • October 15, 2021
Ask PolitiFact: What is China's Belt and Road Initiative, and why is Joe Biden concerned?
By Louis Jacobson • June 16, 2021
How Donald Trump performed on 11 key promises
By Louis Jacobson • January 19, 2021
The art of the oversell: 10 times Trump’s bombastic rhetoric didn’t match reality
By Ciara O'Rourke • September 29, 2020
Explained: How Trump and Biden would confront China
By Noah Y. Kim • September 14, 2020
Latest promises about Trade
Establish an offshoring tax penalty
Tighten 'Made In America' rules
Change tax code so pharmaceutical production stays in the US
Use the Defense Production Act to produce personal protective equipment
Allow import of prescription drugs from other countries
Award federal contracts to companies that make all products in US
Raise tariffs on goods imported into the U.S.
Use U.S. steel for infrastructure projects
Reverse China's entry into the World Trade Organization
Create a new trade enforcement unit that will address China's trade practices
Load more promises about Trade