Marsha Blackburn is supposed to do well among Tennessee’s hog farmers and whiskey makers.
Yet the Republican Senate candidate is struggling to explain President Donald Trump’s nascent trade war to her state’s local business community. Jack Daniel’s whiskey and Jimmy Tosh’s hog farm are among those warning that Trump’s trade policies — and the Republican candidates who support them — are hurting the very people who backed the Republican president in the first place.
That’s forcing outspoken Trump supporters like Blackburn into an uncomfortable position in one of the nation’s top Senate races.
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