Jim Justice on Free Trade
Supports tariffs that lead to good deals when dust settles
Don't think for a second that the China issue is off the table or the natural gas hub is gone. Today, like it or not like it, but we're still having a little bit of head-butting going on with the U.S. and China, and until the dust settles,
you know, between our Presidents and everything [with the ongoing US tariffs and retaliatory Chinese tariffs], we're probably going to have a little head-butting going on, but they're still in touch all the time.
There's absolutely so much interest in West Virginia. We have so many possibilities for manufacturing and
natural gas hub and expansion of our coal industry and on and on and on, tourism through the roof, and so many different things.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to West Virginia legislature
, Jan 9, 2019
Supports USMCA trade agreement to replace NAFTA
The USMCA is a new trade pact among the United States, Mexico and Canada, intended as a stronger and modernized replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV): "Our great president @realDonaldTrump strikes again. No question the USMCA will bring opportunity and job growth to our entire nation and to WV as well. Go Donald go!"
Source: White House press release: 2020 West Virginia Governor race
, Oct 2, 2018
Change the trade imbalance with China
China is a possibility beyond all of our possible dreams. It could really happen. And the reason it could probably happen is two things. And these are Trump cards that we have. And they're true Trump cards. President Trump genuinely wants the
trade imbalance with China to change. And President Trump has put his first foot forward to say a big part of that change is going to happen in West Virginia. And I'll promise you, President Trump and I are friends.
Source: 2018 West Virginia State of the State address
, Jan 10, 2018
Bring manufacturing back from Vietnam, China and Mexico
We are the perfect candidate for what President Trump wants to do in bringing manufacturing back to the United States, that today all of our furniture manufacturing is in Vietnam, China and Mexico.
I love Vietnam China and Mexico. From a distance. I want stuff for us.
Source: 2017 West Virginia State of the State address
, Feb 8, 2017
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