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Rand Paul: Buy American -- but let's 'think this thing through

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Last week was “Made in America week,” a week-long promotion of American-made goods. President Trump spoke at the promotional kickoff event. “Restoring American manufacturing will not only restore our wealth, it will restore our pride and pride in ourselves," Trump told an assembly of American business owners and manufacturers.

However, according to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), buying American-made goods isn’t always the best choice. “You know, I think all of us have this goal to buy American, but we have to think this thing through,” said Paul in a Sunday night interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. He went on to say that the lower cost of imported goods, “allows working-class people to have savings to get a television set, to go on vacation, to buy gas for their truck. So trade is really a good thing.”

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