Rand Paul: Buying American isn't necessarily the right choice

The libertarian-leaning Paul said global trade, the same kind Trump slammed for “ripping off” the U.S. as a presidential candidate,” allows for Americans to buy cheaper goods, stretching their dollars so they could then use their savings to pay for things for like a vacation or a new vehicle.

“It used to be a shirt, just a regular button-up shirt might be $20, $25, and still might be in places. And at Wal-Mart, it’s $7,” Paul said. “And so that savings, though, 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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