Lindsey Graham tells Americans to ‘accept the pain’ of Trump’s economic policies and gets an earful

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Sunday on “Face the Nation” that U.S. consumers are about to see dramatic increases in the price of products made in China, and then declared that Americans will merely have to “accept the pain” of President Donald Trump’s disastrous trade and tariff war.

Graham told host Margaret Brennan:

“The Democrats for years have been claiming that China should be stood up to. Now Trump is, and we just got to accept the pain that comes with standing up to China. How do you get China to change without creating some pain on them and us? I don’t know.”

Seconds later, Graham added that “consumer prices on commodities are going to go up” as a result of the trade conflict, and that those increases will certainly be seen at stores such as Walmart, the largest brick-and-mortar retailer in the world.

But Graham’s callous remarks about “accepting the pain” of the president’s foolish economic policies that appear to be plunging the country into a recession were not welcome on Twitter, where the senator was excoriated for what he said. Take a look:

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