Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that the “pain that comes with standing up to China” was a necessary aspect of the ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing.
“Every Democrat and every Republican of note has said China cheats,” Graham, one of President Trump’s most vocal allies in the Senate, told CBS’ Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation.”
“The Democrats for years have been claiming that China should be stood up to, now Trump is and we’ve just got to accept the pain that comes with standing up to China,” he added. “How do you get China to change without creating some pain on them and us? I don’t know.”