President Trump Asks Farmers to Hang in There

President Trump Asks Farmers to Hang in There

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Aug 28, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) RFD-TV’s Sarah Mock conducted an exclusive interview this afternoon with President Donald Trump. During the interview, conducted in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, the President addressed the many pressing issues currently facing farmers, ranchers and all Rural Americans, not the least of which is the pressure they are facing due to the ongoing trade battles with several foreign nations.

Addressing that issue head on, 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.”

Watch the interview with President Trump in its entirety above.

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