Art Halvorson is one of eight Republicans running for U.S. House in the 13th Congressional district primary.
He said President Trump’s move to impose tariffs on some Chinese goods is “overdue.”
He said Trump is sending a signal to China — making it clear the United States is going to defend itself.
“We’ve been feckless and we’ve been weak," Halvorson said. "And when you send a signal that you’re weak, you create war and instability, international disruption. America has to be strong for the rest of the world to be strong.”