WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kansas First District Congressman Roger Marshall joined America’s News Headquarters on Fox News Saturday to discuss the ongoing U.S. trade negotiations. During his segment, Marshall discussed tariffs, the North American Free Trade Agreement and President Donald Trumps’ negotiations at the G-7 Summit this weekend in Quebec.
Then, Marshall reported following his interview with commentator Leland Vitter, Trump called him from Air Force One as he was leaving the G-7 and heading to Singapore for the North Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The president wanted to reassure producers and ranchers back home that he will get the best deal.
“I’m going to bring it home finally for our farmers, for 20 years they’ve been screwed,” the president told Marshall. “I love them (farmers) they are patriots, and we’re going to work it out.”
Throughout the five-minute call, the president reassured he was committed to taking care of farmers and is working hard to get a fair deal, which is not always the easiest deal.
“I told them (Canadians) ‘if you don’t treat our farmers well, we’re going to put a 25 percent tax on your cars coming into the United States,’” the president said.
Congressman Marshall then suggested, “let’s do free trade, no tariffs on anything; that’s a real simple concept, what do they not understand about free trade zero tariffs?”
Rep. Marshall discussed fixing NAFTA.
“My people will be patriots, we’ll support you, but we have to get NAFTA done,” Congressman Marshall said of his remarks to Trump.
President Trump promised negotiations are ongoing but that he needs his farmers to stick with him and they will see greater opportunity and more success from the deal he’s trying to strike.
“I’m doing the best I can, as fast as I can, but I don’t want to rush it so much that we make a bad deal,” President Trump said, “It’s a bad deal for the farmers and a bad deal for the country. I have to do the right thing. I’ll do the right thing. And it may take time, but they will make a lot of money because we’re going to take down trade barriers.”