President Trump Talks Trade and Assistance for Farmers with RFD TVWed, 29 Aug 2018 05:00:16 CDT
President Donald Trump hosted RFD TV Washington reporter Sarah Mock at the White House on Tuesday afternoon- and talked with her about trade and the farm aid package put together by the USDA to help farmers hit hardest by the retaliatory tariffs from trading partners- especially China- that came after the President slapped tariffs on those countries in an effort to get talks going on improving trade between the US and those countries.
Mock started her questions with trade. President Trump acknowledged the tight spot that ag producers are in, while offering assurances that there is light at the end of the tunnel. “I said ‘Just stick with me for a little while.’ And we’re a little ahead of schedule,” he said. “A Mexico deal is signed, and it’s going to open up Mexico even more. It’ll be far better than NAFTA. And we’re working on the European Union also, where they have very, very strong trade barriers up, where the farmers can’t get their product in. And we’re working on Canada.”
“We want to make sure our farmers are properly taken care of,” he continued. “There will be a little pain. It could be that that pain is going to end much sooner than we think. That's why I’m glad that we did the deal with Mexico, and I have a feeling we’ll probably be able to do a deal with Canada, but only if they treat our farmers well. And China – that's the big one! And we’re doing well: our country is up $10 trillion, and China is down $20 trillion, just in the last number of months. And I want China to do well, but they have to treat us fairly."
After also addressing ethanol policy and rural infrastructure, the President reaffirmed his commitment to the farmers and ranchers of America’s heartland: “I love Rural America! They were with me, and I'm with them all of the way. One hundred percent.”
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