Individuals visiting the booth said they would prefer to use something other than a hammer, apparently in an expression of frustration over the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.
"If the United States only wants to escalate trade frictions, we will resolutely respond and fight to the end."
Senator Ron Johnson said that trade disputes needed to be resolved in order to "bring certainty back to the economy."
The 5 percent tax on all goods imported from Mexico was set to go into effect on Monday.
"You could easily find the American economy in a recession, certainly before the election," Robert Reich said during an appearance on MSNBC Friday.
Fox Business Network’s Trish Regan and China Global Television Network’s Liu Xin are facing off on Wednesday to argue for their respective countries on tariffs and technology.
“One in five jobs in Iowa is tied directly to trade,” Senator Joni Ernst said. “Most of that is around the farming sector, our agricultural sector. So it is very tense times.”
"Bannon is addicted to the rhetoric of general war on China," the Global Times newspaper said.
“While the aid package will help farmers pay their bills, this is not a long-term solution to the damages caused by lost markets,” the Illinois Farm Bureau said.
The legislation would force the government to seize financial assets and revoke or deny visas of individuals involved in expansionary Chinese policy.
“It is dangerous when presidents write their own laws, impose their own taxes, spend money how they want and Congress looks the other way,” Andrew Napolitano, Fox News' senior judicial analyst, said.
“This is survival at this point. I mean, for a lot of operations it is a survival thing,” Iowa farmer Robert Ewoldt said.
“The perception that China cannot bear it is a fantasy and misjudgment," an op-ed in The Global Times argued.
Wei Jianguo said the U.S. will face "problems of a historic nature" if it does not change course.
“In fact, both sides will pay in these things,” National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow argued.
President Donald Trump raised the tariff on $200 billion of imports from China amid frustrated trade talks between Washington and Beijing.
The president is escalating his trade war with China and says he will raise tariffs, but farmers under pressure are voicing concerns, according to Republican senators.
Economic analysts, including the White House's own adviser, appeared baffled by President Donald Trump's China tariff claim Sunday that China — and not U.S. companies — are paying billions in tariff costs.
Former President Jimmy Carter said Trump was worried that “China is getting ahead of us,” and he suggested the president was right to be concerned.
“At this moment, patience is probably the most important thing,” the editorial in The Global Times said.
In March, 129,000 private sector jobs were added, falling far below the 173,000 expected.
"Part of the problem seems to be that there is no Chinese-language text of the agreement that the Chinese delegation supposedly was agreeing to," according to one expert.
The number of Americans who view the countries favorably declined by 12 percent.
The new research came at a time when Chinese leaders were already battling a slowing economy. This week, Beijing officially lowered its growth target.
The overall trade deficit has risen to a record $891.2 billion, the highest in the country's 243-year history.