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DeSantis: Trump's Overall Goal Is Not About Hiking Tariffs

(Fox Business/"Mornings with Maria")

By    |   Monday, 25 June 2018 01:41 PM

Rep. Ron DeSantis said Monday he is not someone who advocates tariffs, but he doesn't want to undercut President Donald Trump's negotiations in other countries.

Further, he told Fox Business' "Mornings with Maria," he does not think doesn't think the president's overall goal is to hike tariffs.

"I want to have lower barriers and I want free trade, but the president has been very clear that he doesn't like that imbalance in ways that other countries treat our products, versus how we treat theirs," the Florida Republican, whose campaign for governor Trump has endorsed, said.

"I don't think his goal is having higher tariffs," DeSantis added. I think he is using this as part of the art of the deal to attract concessions. I don't want to undercut him in the negotiation."

He acknowledged that there is concern that other countries will retaliate, but at the end of the day, the goal needs to be lower barriers and if Trump can get that done "we will be better off.

"I want lower barriers across the board," said DeSantis. "We're not as bad as China in terms of how China behaves and they had been doing a lot of things for a long time, and Trump was one of the ones that have been very forceful about that. The best of intellectual property. And it's one of the reasons he won the White House."

DeSantis on Monday launched his first TV ad campaign for governor with a $12 million buy featuring Trump, after the president tweeted his support for him last week, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

The advertisement features DeSantis as an Iraq war veteran who is "100 percent pro-life" and "has the guts to drain the swamp," and points out that he's "backed by the big man himself," a referral to Trump.

DeSantis is campaigning against Agriculture Secretary Adam Putnam in the GOP primary, set for Aug. 28.

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