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Senator Ben Sasse talks tariffs, NAFTA and Trans-Pacific Partnership

Posted at 7:39 AM, Apr 05, 2018

In a one-one-one interview with 3 News Now, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse sounded off on the country's trade issues. 

"The two most common issues I hear from Nebraskans are North Korea and trade," he said. 

The White House's policy decisions are directly affecting those who work in agriculture from major Omaha area employers like Union Pacific, Scoular, Gavailon and Cargill. 

"I don't think there's a magic ace card that solves the problem of global markets," Sasse said. "The problem with global markets is we're great at feeding the world and we want government to stay out of the way with their tariffs." 

A roundtable with Sasse and USDA undersecretary Ted McKinney did little to answer questions about the future, because Sasse and McKinney themselves do not know what to expect. 

"I don't know exactly what the administration's strategy is," Sasse said, "but the brinksmanship language they're using misunderstands how trade work."