Podcast: Burgum Backs Trump on Trade

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum records a video from Twitter outside of the White House in Washington D.C. on April 12, 108. via Twitter

Governor Doug Burgum, fresh off a White House meeting with Donald Trump on trade issues, said on my radio show today that he likes what the President is doing.

“This administration, they’re listening to the people,” he said. “They’re listening to the plain states.”

“We’ve got a White House that’s pro-agriculture,” he added.

Asked specifically about Trump’s trade fight with China hurting farmers, something Democrats like Senator Heidi Heitkamp and U.S. House candidate Mac Schneider have made a part of their campaign messaging, Burgum countered by saying the “current trade policies hurt farmers in the U.S.”

“He’s fighting to try and get a level playing field,” Burgum continued. Here’s a video Burgum tweeted from outside the White House today, just before my interview with him:


State Rep. Andrew Maragos of Minot also joined to talk about problems with implementing his legislation to legalize electronic pull tabs.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and the host of the Rob (Re)Port on Fargo-based WDAY AM970 from noon-2pm weekdays.

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