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Ron DeSantis Praises Trump’s Tough Stance On China And Urges Lawmakers To Give Him Room On Trade

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Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter

Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis praised President Donald Trump’s tough stance on China and said he wants to give the commander-in-chief some breathing room to make good trade deals.

“I know that there’s been a lot of talk about this ZTE company and clearly that that is an economic issue but it is also, without question, a security issue,” DeSantis, a Republican who is running for governor, told Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Friday. “I just have confidence in President Trump. I mean, if there’s ever been one political figure certainly a president, who has been tough on China, not just since he’s been a candidate and been president, but for years and years, it’s him.” (RELATED: Ron DeSantis Thinks He Knows Who Was Spying On Trump Campaign)

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DeSantis said Trump is looking for the best deal possible and is focusing more on the bigger picture than immediate results.

“I think he’s looking to drive a good bargain for the United States,” DeSantis concluded. “I don’t want to get out and say oh well, he shouldn’t do this, shouldn’t do that. Because I think he’s looking at a bigger picture here. So I want to give him runway to try to negotiate a good deal for the country.”

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