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Sen. Rounds: Return to TPP to Reduce China's Advantage

(NBC's "Meet the Press")

By    |   Sunday, 08 April 2018 11:36 AM

Sen. Mike Rounds on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to “stop fighting with Mexico and Canada” — and to resume talks with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

In an interview on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” the South Dakota Republican urged cooperation with allies as way to hurt China’s trade business.

“Let's quit fighting Mexico and Canada,” he said. “They are our allies. We have a pretty good relationship with NAFTA.”

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership, where we have 11 other countries in the Pacific Rim area or right around China… would rather do business with us than with China,” yet “we stopped that negotiation a year ago,” he added.

"I recognize the president thinks we can get a better deal if we did them individually, but it's been a year and we don't have them done. Number one, let's get them done… Do you think China doesn't fear the United States having relations with those countries right around the area that they're trying to expand once again into? "

He also argued for the president to maintain consistency in dealing with Syria's reported new chemical attack.

“I think we wait as the Secretary of Defense puts together his proposals and lays them in front of the president, and the president needs to have the good advice and needs to know what his options are,” he said. “And then he should act decisively and he will hold not just Syria, but I think he will make it very clear that Russia is also responsible."

"You have to be consistent,” he added, praising Trump’s decision to strike a Syrian airbase last year where chemical weapons were reportedly stored. “So he started out with the right policy. He was telling people, ‘look, you will be held accountable for what you do.’ That's appropriate. It was appropriate a year ago. It would be appropriate today, but let's get all of our facts together. “

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Sen. Mike Rounds on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to "stop fighting with Mexico and Canada" - and to resume talks with the Trans-Pacific Partnership.In an interview on NBC News' "Meet The Press," the South Dakota Republican urged cooperation with allies as way to hurt...
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