"They don’t work harder than we do."

US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has taken to Twitter to state that the Chinese “cheat.”

Graham is a senior United States Senator from South Carolina and since 2019 has been the Chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Friday, Trump declared that the US would impose a 5% increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, escalating the ongoing US-China trade war.

In response, the Chinese State Council said it would introduce tariffs ranging from 5% to 10% on $75 billion U.S. goods.

Graham, who switched from an anti-Trump stance to becoming the president’s biggest supporter in Congress, defended Trump’s moves against China.

On Twitter, Graham stated, “China threatened to impose additional tariffs on $75 billion of American goods including soybeans, automobiles and oil.”

He then attacked the Chinese adding, “the Chinese aren’t smarter than we are. They don’t work harder than we do. They CHEAT.”

“The cost of surrendering to China’s cheating is greater than the cost of confronting it,” he continued. “It’s either pay SOME now or pay a LOT later. I’m glad President Trump is standing up to China.”

Twitter users responded strongly to the senator’s tweet. “So when American companies like Walmart demand that their suppliers open a factory in China and show them how to do it that’s China cheating?” One person tweeted.

“Your lot knows all about cheating, hey, Lindsey?” Said another.

“They CHEAT says the CHEATER.” Another declared.

In related news, Star Trek actor George Takei recently described Trump as “reckless” and “inhumane”.