President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign declared that the nation’s farmers were in support of the president as he goes into a contentious re-election bout in spite of rocky trade negotiations with China.
In a tweet published Monday morning, the Trump campaign proclaimed that “America’s great farmers” stood behind the president, including a clip from MSNBC where three farmers from Iowa lauded Trump’s economic stance on China.
The farmers were asked for their thoughts on the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and the People’s Republic.
“‘No battle is over in a minute. If it is, it wasn’t worth fighting.’ America’s great farmers are standing firmly behind [Trump]!” wrote the campaign, quoting Iowa farmer Gary Engle.
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) August 12, 2019
Engle had also told MSNBC that he believed that farmers were “in a hole right now” but that he also thinks that everything will be “evened out” if they keep going “as they are.”
Howard Collinge, another Iowa farmer interviewed by MSNBC, said that he was “still supportive” of Trump because the “Chinese have been screwing us for years and years,” adding that he was “certain” everything would be “straightened out.”
Another farmer, Parker Cray, said that he also believes that the Trump administration would “get it worked out” adding that he thinks the U.S. is “trying to stand our ground” with China.
“I think the president is very smart to do that,” continued Cray. “Because, I mean, we’re not just going to roll over, you know, like they’d like us to.”
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As IJR News previously reported, the president recently labeled China a currency manipulator and vowed in a tweet last week to continue backing American farmers.
“Our great American Farmers know that China will not be able to hurt them in that their President has stood with them and done what no other president would do – And I’ll do it again next year if necessary!” Trump tweeted.