CNN admits struggling farmers DO support Trump in his trade war with China…

“No pain no gain.” CNN is reporting that this philosophy is what struggling Indiana farmers believe as they support Trump in his escalating trade war with China:



CNN reporter Vanessa Yurkevich says that there’s no doubt that farmers are hurting “but they very much support the president in his efforts to negotiate with China”.

She says they believe the pinch they are feeling now with these higher tariffs is worth it for a positive outcome.

The farmer she interviewed, however, made clear he was not happy with Congress, suggesting that trying to get them together is like trying to get junior high schoolers together. LOL!

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ToddLP
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Well some sure….but not the farmers who have committed suicide.

Thor77
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I’m not sure if many farmers would still support Trump if he did not give them the 12 billion taxpayer funded bailout

sam
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Yup, he created another welfare program. $12B won’t cover it.

Sonofagip
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The farmer doesn’t make any sense. Trump’s trade wars are hurting his soybean exports but he’s disappointed in Congress? This guy’s farm could go bankrupt, and he would still support Trump.

kong1967
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SonofagipSonofagip Because he believes that the positive to be gained from a deal will make the short term pain worth it. He didn’t say anything about going bankrupt.

Thor77
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Many individual farmers are usually one or two harvest away from being bankrupt

kong1967
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AvatarThor77 Sonofagip has not seen his books and to claim he may go bankrupt (which she…or he…. did) is an assumption and putting words in his mouth. He’s willing to weather the storm.

This following comment isn’t talking about you, but what irritates me is that a lot of people bitch about the tariffs and throw up the destruction of farmers but when there’s mention of temporary aid for the farmers they throw a fit about that too. I personally think it’s a great idea to help them out since the government is using their industry to leverage China. It’s not permanent.

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kong1967kong1967
Ok, I have a question for you. Why should the “Government” be allowed to use ANY private entity as leverage against another country? I mean, after all, that product isn’t Governments property.

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sam They aren’t using the product directly. Government has the ability to tax whatever they want, and they have always used taxes to benefit or hurt one industry or another. Cigarettes (to harm it) and green energy (to favor and help it). It’s probably one of the reasons why Congress will forever refuse to go to a flat tax. They lose control. I am definitely against them using the tactic to tilt the scales one way or another on American businesses. At the same time, these tariffs aren’t put in place to target them. They’re intended to target China and it’s the only leverage we have. Of course, it also impacts American farmers and American consumers. We can argue if tariffs should ever be used. I am definitely against them in order to give unfair advantages for American businesses. But…this case is different. They aren’t the target and it’s to… Read more »

sam
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If you haven’t farmed, you really have no idea how this affects them. Everything they do is based on the sale of their crops.

kong1967
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Avatarsam Seriously? Of course it is, but it’s impacted by a lot more than the tariffs and this guy is weathering the storm and is FOR the tariffs! He didn’t say anything about it driving him into bankruptcy, so putting words in his mouth when she hasn’t seen his books is a frivolous claim.

sam
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Speaking of putting words in someone’s mouth, where did I say ANYTHING about this guy going bankrupt? He & a few others can obviously weather the storm. My point was, many can’t.

kong1967
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Avatarsam My comment that you replied to was in response to someone claiming the guy may go bankrupt….so that was the context of my comment and the discussion.

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kong1967kong1967
I guess that would be aimed at sonofagip.
This new comment system sucks. It’s hard to follow comments if you forget to put someone’s name in.

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Avatarsam It was just the context of the exchange. Her (or his?) comment mentioned bankruptcy and my comment was referring to that. So when you replied to me I applied it in that context. I assumed you were supporting her bankruptcy claim applying to that farmer. We just got crossed on what was intended.

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kong1967kong1967
No problem, all is good.

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thumbsup

Tracy
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I do appreciate those farmers who understand that short term pain now for gain later. Especially when they bear the brunt of the short term pain.

sam
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Short term pain when you’re farming is not like short term pain in other occupations. Many farms will not survive.

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FARMERS ~ TAKE BACK YOUR FARMS! Create real food for your own country!

Everywhere you drive throughout the middle of our nation you see nothing but soy and corn, corn and soy…NOT FOR FOOD here in America, but for vege-based fuel, exporting and to feed cattle that do not reside on those farms.

Since southern California is no longer amassed with strawberry, onion, tomato, lettuce and other food fields, most of our edible produce is grown south of our borders (and are recalled constantly because of poop-based bacteria), picked and shipped long before ripening, so NO FLAVOR at all. We have two generations of Americans who have no idea what a real tomato or strawberry tastes like. sigh

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They’re going to have to take on their own government first, before they can take back their farms.

Trex
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You are 100% correct Charli! Reject globalism, embrace food!
And remind me again why we’re putting food (corn) in our gasoline?

sjmom
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I pray for Mr. Ramsay and all the farmers who are affected by the tariffs.

Charli
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Yes, but he can sell to other countries….and maybe he should save a portion of his acreage to grow real food for America.

sam
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You obviously have no idea about farming. (That’s not meant as an insult).

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She says they believe the pinch they are feeling now with these higher tariffs is worth it for a positive outcome.

Yea, but that’s how it always starts. I’ve ready this story before.

Hey Hank, we’re going to forbid production and use your superior steel because it renders our obsolete. It’s for the greater good.

Hey Hank, your steel worked so we’re going to need you to sell us some of it at a discount. It’s for the greater good.

Hey Hank, we’re going to need you to close all but one of your businesses so that others can compete. It’s for the greater good.

Hey Hank, we’re going to need you to let us make your steel so we can sell it and profit as well. It’s for the greater good.

Hey Hank, we’re taking your patents so sign them over and f*ck off. Be a good subject and accept it.

joyfulgiver
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Your half empty cup is really getting annoying.

AT
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This glass is not half empty. It’s half full.

Of bullsh*t.

Sentinel
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Good news for Trump. Weird that CNN is being honest for once.

Ciceroni Excogitatoris
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Well, they have to start saving face after 2 years of pushing the Russia hoax/attempted coup.

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