Farmers’ Frustration With Trump Grows as U.S. Escalates China Fight

Posted on AllSides August 27th, 2019
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farmers, Donald Trump, trade war

Peppered with complaints from farmers fed up with President Trump’s trade war, Sonny Perdue found his patience wearing thin. Mr. Perdue, the agriculture secretary and the guest of honor at the annual Farmfest gathering in southern Minnesota this month, tried to break the ice with a joke.

“What do you call two farmers in a basement?” Mr. Perdue asked near the end of a testy hourlong town-hall-style event. “A whine cellar.”

A cascade of boos ricocheted around the room.

American farmers have become collateral damage in a trade war that...

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/27/us/politics/trump-farmers-china-trade.html

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