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Trump's trade war puts Southern Republicans in an awkward spot

May 17, 2019 - CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In the halls of the Capitol these days, Republican lawmakers from Southern states aren't exactly eager to talk about the President's trade war with China.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky didn't have anything to say when approached by CNN on Tuesday. Asked if trade with China has been good for his state, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said he didn't know. Fellow South Carolinian Sen. Lindsey Graham said it was a good question and that he'd have to think about it. Sen. Ted ...