Appearing with CBS’s Margaret Brennan on “Face the Nation" on Sunday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told viewers they will start to see price increases in products coming from China -- despite Donald Trump saying the Chinese will absorb the costs of his tariffs -- and that they need to suck it up and "accept the pain."
As Graham explained it, "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.”
He then added, "Consumer prices on commodities are going to go up” as a result of tariffs on Chinese goods,and the those increases will be seen in stores like Walmart.
Graham's comments about consumer "pain" were not received very well on Twitter.
TRADE WAR IMPACT: @LindseyGrahamSC tells @margbrennan “We're now at that part in the trade war where you feel price… https://t.co/84GbZdh7iu— Face The Nation (@Face The Nation)1566745844.0
@thehill How much pain is Lindsay Graham personally going to feel? Not much, his life will continue without any eco… https://t.co/A5pkm1aBM9— Dr Donald Taylor-Bruce (@Dr Donald Taylor-Bruce)1566747597.0
@FaceTheNation @CBSNews @LindseyGrahamSC @margbrennan Wait- didn’t trump say Americans don’t pay the tariffs? Just… https://t.co/zEkzVG9fzI— GiGi 🦋 (@GiGi 🦋)1566746618.0
@FaceTheNation @CBSNews @LindseyGrahamSC @margbrennan He should tell that to the farmers.— Traci B (@Traci B)1566747185.0
@FaceTheNation @CBSNews @LindseyGrahamSC @margbrennan Wait, I thought this stuff was easy to win.— Brian Jay Jones (@Brian Jay Jones)1566746972.0
@FaceTheNation @CBSNews @LindseyGrahamSC @margbrennan So I guess the takeaway from this is if you go to Walmart you… https://t.co/DkrkDgAgmn— Cat (@Cat)1566746917.0
@FaceTheNation @CBSNews @LindseyGrahamSC @margbrennan Spoken like a man who has never shopped at Wal-Mart and who h… https://t.co/QLOPi8dP6J— Wear a Mask and Stay HOME! (@Wear a Mask and Stay HOME!)1566746975.0
@FaceTheNation @CBSNews @LindseyGrahamSC @margbrennan And who started this trade war? Who's responsibility are th… https://t.co/vihdiz1b1n— Mark S. Novak (@Mark S. Novak)1566746641.0
Lindsey Graham, just went on Face the Nation and said the trillion dollars that has been added to the national debt… https://t.co/NwZOyqKRyZ— The Observation Man (@The Observation Man)1566744623.0