Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharOvernight Defense: Two US service members killed in Afghanistan | Trump calls on other nations to take up fight against ISIS | Pentagon scraps billion-dollar missile defense program ABC unveils moderators for third Democratic debate Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill MORE (D-Minn.), a 2020 presidential candidate, lashed out against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE Sunday over his recent trade spat with Mexico and its impact on American farmers, calling Trump the “threatener-in-chief.”

“They’re like poker chips basically at one of his bankrupt casinos. I think it’s wrong,” Klobuchar said in an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”


On Friday, Mexican and U.S. negotiators reached a deal to limit the flow of migrants crossing the U.S. border from Mexico. Mexico agreed to deploy its national guard throughout the country to help apprehend migrants and will allow the U.S. to deport migrants seeking asylum to Mexico to await adjudication, according to the State Department.

In turn, Trump agreed not to impose the 5 percent tariff on all Mexican imports that was scheduled to go into effect Monday. The tariffs would have increased to 25 percent by October if the administration found the Mexican government was not doing enough to slow illegal immigration.

Last month, the Trump administration struck a deal to lift tariffs across North America, including retaliatory tariffs Mexico and Canada imposed on some agricultural goods from American farmers after the United States levied taxes on aluminum and steel imports from the two countries. 

Klobuchar called for a more reliable trade policy that would not have unexpected repercussions for farmers or other American industries.

“I think that we should have a consistent, strong trade policy that works for everyone in America,” she said. 

The Minnesota Democrat also said she was happy to be polling in the top six Democratic 2020 candidates among Iowa voters and touted her “strength” as a “proven” and “effective” senator and candidate.