Capitol Preview: Trump-China trade war and its effect on Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – On this week’s Capitol View, the state’s Democratic Party chair and a former Republican state representative join Jessi Turnure to examine President Trump’s trade war with China and its impact on Arkansans.

This week, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, a combat veteran who was raised on a cattle farm, appeared on CBS This Morning to promote his new book. When asked about the tariffs, Cotton said, “There will be some sacrifice on the part of Americans, I grant you that. But I also would say that sacrifice is pretty minimal compared to the sacrifice that our soldiers make overseas, that our fallen heroes who are laid to rest at Arlington make that I write about in ‘Sacred Duty.'”

Chairman Michael John Gray, who makes his living as a farmer, and John Burris, who has worked for Cotton, debate the senator’s comments and the state of farming in Arkansas.

The former Arkansas House minority leaders also discuss St. Rep. Charles Blake’s resignation and who will replace him.

Plus, Chuck Todd, the moderator of Meet the Press, joins Turnure to talk about how staunch supporters of Trump, like Cotton, should sell tariffs on the campaign trail as Democrats capitalize on them. 

Todd will interview Cotton on this Sunday’s episode of MTP, which airs at 9 a.m. right after Capitol View.

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