Wisconsin congressional Democrats target Pres. Trump trade war

US President Donald Trump arrives to attend a lunch on "digital transformation" in Biarritz, south-west France on August 26, 2019, on the third day of the annual G7 Summit. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wisconsin’s three Democratic members of Congress say that President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is hurting the state’s farmers, businesses and families.

Reps. Gwen Moore, of Milwaukee, Ron Kind, of La Crosse, and Mark Pocan, of Black Earth, released the statement Monday. They also say Pres. Trump’s tax changes have not benefited working families as promised.

Wisconsin is expected to be one of the most fiercely contested states in next year’s election because Trump barely carried it in 2016 and polls show voters remain deeply divided.

Moore, Kind and Pocan say Pres. Trump’s trade war with China is increasing the likelihood of a recession. They say Wisconsin farmers, manufacturers and small businesses are all struggling.

A spokesman for the Wisconsin Republican Party did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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