Bloomberg says he would de-escalate trade tensions with China
MEMPHIS: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday pledged to de-escalate U.S.-China trade tensions, make it easier for farmers to hire foreign laborers and increase federal agricultural research. The former New York mayor’s farm policy program, first reported by Reuters, comes ahead of the March 3 nomination contests in 14 states, including farm-heavy states like Minnesota and Oklahoma.
Bloomberg, a billionaire who is self-financing his campaign, is a leading candidate in the Democratic nomination contest to take on Republican President Donald Trump in the November election.
He has been one of Trump’s harshest critics on the campaign trail – sometimes trading personal insults with the president – and on Friday he slammed the administration over its trade policies which have led trading partners. – Reuters