(BISMARCK, ND) – Just days after Congressman Cramer called Senator Heitkamp an “enemy of our own country” for working to stop the trade war and mitigate harm to North Dakota farmers, Cramer is in full damage-control mode: rapidly trying to rewrite history and paper over his long and detailed record of blind support for the trade war. Take a look:
- Just hours after Cramer likened voting against the president to cheating on your wife, Cramer tweeted – then quickly deleted – a tweet stating his “opposition” to the President’s tariffs. Less than an hour later, he replaced it with a new tweet fully supporting the president’s strategy.
And he’s been doubling down on his support for tariffs and the trade war ever since.
See how often Cramer has fully embraced the trade war, fulfilling his promise to be a rubber stamp:
- April 9: Cramer dismissed farmers’ concerns over the trade war as “hysteria.”
- April 20: Cramer’s campaign says he will “support” the president’s position on the trade war in the Senate.
- May 17: Amid soybean tariffs, KNOX reported Cramer told them ‘he doesn’t believe it’s all doom and gloom’ for North Dakota producers because, according to Cramer, “there will always be a pretty good price for soybeans” and if the U.S. loses China as a customer there would be other markets.
- June 7: Cramer said farmers “don’t have a very high pain threshold.”
- July 16: Cramer encourages other DC politicians to “rally behind the administration[‘s]” trade war.
- July 29: Cramer told KVRR: “Some people are saying we need to get out of this trade war. There’s only one thing to do in a trade war and that is win it.”
- August 3: Cramer voiced concern for the trade war only in terms of his own political interests. According to the Grand Forks Herald’s Mike Jacobs, he told the president “I have a timeline of my own,” referring to Election Day.
- August 13: Cramer agreed with KFYR radio host Eugene Graner’s analogy on the trade war: “You know, you got to crack a few eggs to make an omelet, nobody said it’d be easy.” Cramer responded, “that’s right.”
- August 13: Cramer reiterates his stance that “it’s essential we support his efforts” on trade.
- August 13: Cramer calls Sen. Heitkamp an “enemy of our own country” for taking a group of North Dakota farmers to the Mexican embassy to discuss trade. Reminder: Mexico is one of our largest trading partners.
- August 15: KVRR and the Associated Press both report that “Cramer has backed Trump’s trade policies [… while Heitkamp] says they threaten North Dakota’s economy.”