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Flake Blasts Trump on Trade Strategy and NATO

Jeff Flake
Jeff FlakePhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Senator Jeff Flake delivered a blistering attack on President Donald Trump’s trade policy and approach to U.S. allies, saying he’s “baffled" that fellow Republicans aren’t pushing back harder against him on tariffs and accusing the president of undermining longstanding American relationships.

"Protectionism is something he’s come back to like a homing pigeon," Flake told reporters at the Capitol. "There are very few principles that he sticks with and that’s one of them."