Trump Tariffs against China hurt some his most loyal supporters. the American farmers.
Now he has a solution to fix the problem. The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will provide $12 Billion dollars in emergency relief. This money is to ease the pain a little while Trump continues his not so popular trade war. This not going well with all farmers. Some are asking that he does more than just give a quick fix or a pay out. They want him to fix the market for long term results.
The Trump administration stated that this is a temporary term.
" This is a short term solution that will give President Trump and his administration time to work on long term trade deals," said Agriculture Department Secretary Sonny Perdue.
This could have a dramatic effect on the 2020 election. It is no secret that in 2016, Trump gained most of his support from the South and the mid west. Farmers are more likely to be found in those regions.
Now that he has sort of disappointed them, it will be interesting to see if they stand behind them in 2020.
VICTOR J MORROW