Ernst says Trump made right now in ‘ratcheting up’ tariffs on China

first_imgSTORM LAKE — Republican Senator Joni Ernst says President Trump has taken the right approach in trade talks with China. Ernst and Trump spoke by phone shortly after Trump threatened to impose more tariffs on Chinese imports.“He called on Mother’s Day…He was upset about China and the fact that they had basically pulled back on items that they had already agreed to,” Ernst said this weekend in Le Mars. “So, while I am upset. I am not a ‘tariff person.’ I don’t appreciate the tariffs, but in this instance I think the president did the right thing by ratcheting up the tariffs on China.”Ernst said after many months of negotiations, it’s time for a deal that will address China’s theft of intellectual property and other bad trade practices.“I’m normally not a tariff person and that’s basically how the president started our conversation. He’s like: ‘Joni, I know you don’t like tariffs.’ But he said: ‘I’m a tariff guy and China can’t get away with this anymore,’” Ernst said. “And so we’ve got to keep pushing China to come to the table. We really want to be good trade partners with them, but the question is: ‘Does China want to be a good trade partner with us?’”On another trade-related issue, Ernst is predicting the “U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement” will easily win passage in the U.S. Senate.“We are ready and raring to take the bill up and get it on to the president,” Ernst said. “But Speaker Pelosi had laid down a marker. She said those tariffs need to come off and that has been agreed to, so pressure on Speaker Pelosi now to actually move the USMCA through the House.”On Friday, President Trump lifted tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico. Leaders in the two countries hailed the move as a step toward ratification of the deal that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Ernst made her comments about trade during a weekend stop in Le Mars.During a Saturday morning town hall meeting in Storm Lake, Ernst was asked about the immigration plan President Trump unveiled last week. She called it a “great step forward.”“We don’t know the details of the plan and, really, that’ll largely be up to congress to decide what package they want to put together and how to move forward,” Ernst said, “but what it is is a clear indication from the president that he does support moving on immigration and we’ve got to find a path forward.”Ernst, though, said the plan must address labor shortages in agriculture, as she’s hearing concerns from farmers.“We don’t need someone that has necessarily a certificate in welding or is a nurse or a doctor, we just need folks who will come in and work on our farms,” she said, “and so we’ve got to figure out how we can get that piece into this package and make sure we’re supporting all different types of industry in our economy.”Last Thursday, President Trump outlined a “merit-based” immigration plan, with the goal of reducing the flow of immigrants into the country who would take low-wage jobs. It would limit the number of people who could get green cards by seeking asylum or based on family ties to U.S. citizens or legal residents.last_img read more

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CPL first T20 league to stream LIVE on Twitter

first_imgThe Hero Caribbean Premier League (@CPL) and Twitter on Friday, announced a collaboration to live stream all matches of the 2018 season in 54 countries including an exclusive live stream of the matches in South Africa on Twitter. This is the first time that cricket fans in these countries will be able to watch full matches on Twitter and join in the live conversation at the same time. Fans in India will also be able to enjoy over 150 highlight video clips from the league, courtesy of an in-stream video sponsorship collaboration with the Hero Caribbean Premier League (@CPL) and Hero MotoCorp (@HeroMotoCorp), the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer.The 2018 edition of the Hero CPL will feature superstars from around the cricketing world including Chris Gayle (@HenryGayle), Andre Russell (@Russell12A), Steve Smith (@stevesmith49), David Warner (@davidwarner31), Kieron Pollard (@KieronPollard55), Dwayne Bravo (@DJBravo47), Sunil Narine (@SunilPNarine74), David Miller (@DavidMillerSA12) and many more.The live stream of CPL matches will be available to logged-in and logged-out cricket fans on Twitter and connected devices via @CPL on Twitter.Twitter’s in-stream video sponsorship enables publishers like Hero Caribbean Premier League (@CPL) to monetize video content while making it easy for advertisers such as Hero MotoCorp (@HeroMotoCorp) to reach engaged audiences and sponsor exclusive content. Through the partnership, premium video content highlights from #CPL18 will be made available on Twitter in India and globally. The in-stream video sponsorship collaboration builds on the success of the last season and treats fans on Twitter to the best moments from #CPL18.Bharatendu Kabi (@bharatendukabi), Head – Corporate Communication, Hero MotoCorp, said,“We are delighted to extend our association with Twitter for the second consecutive year, for the Hero Caribbean Premier League. Cricket fans in India and around the world now prefer to watch live streams of their favourite matches at their convenience and we are glad to play a key role in facilitating this. Twitter is today one of the most preferred media for the youth and our continued partnership with them is a signal of Hero’s commitment to bringing sports to where the fans are.”“Hero CPL is the biggest party in sport and we’re proud to partner with Twitter to become the first T20 cricket league to give fans access to cricket streaming LIVE on the platform. Hero CPL brings together some of the biggest cricket superstars in a carnival atmosphere. In addition to the games, the highlight clips on Twitter thanks to our title sponsor Hero will ensure that fans don’t miss a single moment, just like Fabian Allen’s stunning catch last season. Our goal is to engage the cricket community even more deeply and this partnership will make it big, especially as our star players are popular on Twitter.” said Vishnu Kumar (@vishkmar), Head of Digital, Hero CPLCommenting on this partnership, Aneesh Madani (@aneeshmadani), Head of Sports Partnerships, Asia Pacific, Twittersaid, “The global, public conversation around cricket happens on Twitter and we’re thrilled to team up with Hero CPL to add LIVE-streamed cricket to that experience for fans in 54 countries. Strengthening our partnership with Hero CPL is the in-stream video sponsorship with Hero for the second year running. Together, we’re excited to offer cricket fans a unique experience to take in the games, highlight video clips and the conversation, all in one place on Twitter.”last_img read more

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