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CBS Host Calls Out GOP Senator For Comparing US Cost Of Trump Tariffs To Sacrifice Of ‘Fallen Heroes’

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CBS Host Calls Out GOP Senator For Comparing US Cost Of Trump Tariffs To Sacrifice Of ‘Fallen Heroes’




“CBS This Morning” host Gayle King confronted Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) on-air Monday after he called the sacrifice American consumers will make by paying for the cost of tariffs on China “minimal” in comparison to “the sacrifices that our soldiers make overseas, that our fallen heroes who are laid to rest in Arlington make.”

During the appearance, Cotton detailed how tariffs will impact his home state of Arkansas and its farmers.


“There will be some sacrifices on the part of Americans, I grant you that, but I also would say that sacrifice is pretty minimal compared to the sacrifices that our soldiers make overseas, that our fallen heroes who are laid to rest in Arlington make,” Cotton said.

King interrupted Cotton, saying, “You can’t compare those two sacrifices.”

Cotton said farmers in Arkansas tell him they are willing to “bear some of those sacrifices” in the short term to ensure long-term prosperity.

China on Monday announced an increase in tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in response to the U.S. tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods that went into effect Friday.





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