Trump Says: I am Okay With Farmers Being Hurt In This Trade War Because It’s ‘For The Country’


The farmers who once supported President Donald Trump for an agricultural reform may be in regret after Trump changed his stance on trade wars, once again.


When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!

In response to a question about how China’s new tariffs will affect the economy, the president was rather nonchalant.

“I’m not saying there won’t be a little pain, but the market’s gone up 40 percent, 42 percent, so we might lose a little bit of it, but we’re going to have a much stronger country when we’re finished.”

Although Trump is okay with causing this pain, even his allies in Washington are uneasy about these new trade decisions. In fact, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was “nervous about what appears to be a growing trend in the administration to levy tariffs.” Meanwhile, Republican Kansas Senator Pat Roberts called the tariffs “a fine mess that they have gotten us into.”

“It’s going to hurt American farmers, no doubt about it,” said Jarous Valenec, a 43-year old dairy farmer in reference to the trade war. “We were already looking at depressed prices for corn and soybeans before this. There’s no sector that’s showing good numbers.”




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