Gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist says Governor Ricketts should lobby against the President’s trade war threat during his visit with Vice President Pence in Omaha.
But Krist tells KLIN News that he doesn’t think Governor Ricketts “has the guts”to do that. Krist says that he doesn’t think Governor Ricketts wants to “rock the boat” with this Administration.
Krist says the president’s threats to start a global trade war would be devastating to Nebraska agriculture, the number one exporter of beef and one of the top exporters of corn and dried distillers.
Vice President Pence will speak as a “special guest” during a campaign event for Governor Ricketts in Omaha. Pence is also slated to appear across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to promote the federal tax law signed by President Donald Trump.