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Commentary: North Dakota Democrats softening their criticism of Trump on trade?

Mac Schneider, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, says the farm economy is one of the top issues in North Dakota this election. John M. Steiner / The Sun

I think maybe the North Dakota Democrats got some polling feedback or something which indicated that their messaging about Trump and trade – one of the few areas where incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp and U.S. House candidate Mac Schneider have differed with the President – hasn’t been working too well.

Yesterday Senator Heitkamp, after previously deriding Trump’s aid package to farmers, announced legislation which would redistribute revenues from Trump’s trade tariffs to farmers. Now Schneider, too, is striking a different rhetorical tone on Trump’s approach.

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