FactChecking Trump’s Pitch to Farmers

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2019
From The Center

In his much publicized visit to Iowa, President Donald Trump made a few false and misleading statements about agricultural exports:

Trump touted an agreement with Japan on U.S. beef exports, but he wrongly claimed, “They haven’t bought our beef since the year 2000.” U.S. beef exports to Japan have exceeded $1 billion every year since 2012, and Japan has been the largest export market for U.S. beef since 2013.

Trump cherry-picked figures to claim a drop of “over $22 billion” in agricultural exports during the last two years of the...

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