Farmers: Trump’s Trade War Leaves Industry ‘Worse, Not Better’ | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Farmers: Trump’s Trade War Leaves Industry ‘Worse, Not Better’ | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


THEY WANT TO REMAIN IN POWER OR THEY WANT TO REBUILD THEMSELVES THEY WANT TO REBUILD THEMSELVES POST-TRUMP. POST-TRUMP.>>DANIELLE, MARK, STAY WITH ME>>DANIELLE, MARK, STAY WITH ME FOR A SECOND. FOR A SECOND. WE TALKED ABOUT FARMERS. WE TALKED ABOUT FARMERS. I MENTIONED THE GROWING I MENTIONED THE GROWING FRUSTRATION WITH THE TRUMP FRUSTRATION WITH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM FARMERS. ADMINISTRATION FROM FARMERS. MY NEXT GUEST IS ACTUALLY THE MY NEXT GUEST IS ACTUALLY THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL FARMERS HEAD OF THE NATIONAL FARMERS UNION WHICH REPRESENTS HUNDREDS UNION WHICH REPRESENTS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FAMILY FARMERS OF THOUSANDS OF FAMILY FARMERS AND IS SLAMMING THE PRESIDENT’S AND IS SLAMMING THE PRESIDENT’S NEW ROUND OF TRADE TALKS SAYING, NEW ROUND OF TRADE TALKS SAYING, QUOTE, EVERY TIME ESCALATES HIS QUOTE, EVERY TIME ESCALATES HIS TRADE WAR, CHINA CALLS HIS TRADE WAR, CHINA CALLS HIS BLUFF, AND WHY WOULD WE EXPECT BLUFF, AND WHY WOULD WE EXPECT ANY DIFFERENTLY THIS TIME ANY DIFFERENTLY THIS TIME AROUND? AROUND? BETWEEN BURNING BRIDGES WITH ALL BETWEEN BURNING BRIDGES WITH ALL OF OUR BIGGEST TRADING PARTNERS OF OUR BIGGEST TRADING PARTNERS AND UNDERMINING OUR DOMESTIC AND UNDERMINING OUR DOMESTIC BIOFUELS INDUSTRY, PRESIDENT BIOFUELS INDUSTRY, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS MAKING THINGS WORSE, TRUMP IS MAKING THINGS WORSE, NOT BETTER. NOT BETTER. ROGER JOHNSON, PRESIDENT OF THE ROGER JOHNSON, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL FARMERS UNION IS HERE NATIONAL FARMERS UNION IS HERE WITH ME. WITH ME. SIR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SIR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING ME THIS EVENING. JOINING ME THIS EVENING. FIRST, SIR, LET ME GET YOUR FIRST, SIR, LET ME GET YOUR PERSPECTIVE IN TERMS OF WHAT PERSPECTIVE IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU’RE HEARING FROM THE FARMERS YOU’RE HEARING FROM THE FARMERS AND FAMILY FUNDS YOU ARE AND FAMILY FUNDS YOU ARE SPEAKING TO ON A DAILY BASIS SPEAKING TO ON A DAILY BASIS ABOUT THIS ONGOING TRADE WAR. ABOUT THIS ONGOING TRADE WAR.>>YOU NEED TO START WITH>>YOU NEED TO START WITH UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE’S A LOT UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE’S A LOT OF FINANCIAL STRESS IN OF FINANCIAL STRESS IN AGRICULTURE RIGHT NOW. AGRICULTURE RIGHT NOW. NET FARM INCOME IS ABOUT HALF OF NET FARM INCOME IS ABOUT HALF OF WHAT IT WAS SIX YEARS AGO. WHAT IT WAS SIX YEARS AGO. THERE’S — FARM DEBT IS AT NEAR THERE’S — FARM DEBT IS AT NEAR RECORD LEVELS. RECORD LEVELS. FARM BANKRUPTCIES ARE GOING UP. FARM BANKRUPTCIES ARE GOING UP. ALL OF THIS STUFF THAT YOU’VE ALL OF THIS STUFF THAT YOU’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT CREATES AN BEEN TALKING ABOUT CREATES AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF UNCERTAINTY. ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF UNCERTAINTY. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT TRUMP AND WHEN WE TALK ABOUT TRUMP AND TRADE AND CHINA, WE SOMETIMES TRADE AND CHINA, WE SOMETIMES FORGET THAT THIS IS A PRESIDENT FORGET THAT THIS IS A PRESIDENT THAT IS ALSO OFFENDED THE THAT IS ALSO OFFENDED THE LEADERS OF A LOT OF OTHER MAJOR LEADERS OF A LOT OF OTHER MAJOR MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD. MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD. STARTING WITH MEXICO, WITH STARTING WITH MEXICO, WITH CANADA, WITH THE EU, WITH JAPAN. CANADA, WITH THE EU, WITH JAPAN. YOU JUST GO AROUND THE WORLD AND YOU JUST GO AROUND THE WORLD AND THERE HAVE BEEN DISPARAGING THERE HAVE BEEN DISPARAGING COMMENTS MADE ABOUT LEADERS AND COMMENTS MADE ABOUT LEADERS AND ABOUT PEOPLE AND THESE ARE FOLKS ABOUT PEOPLE AND THESE ARE FOLKS THAT FARMERS SELL OUR PRODUCTS THAT FARMERS SELL OUR PRODUCTS TO. TO. WE’RE ENORMOUSLY DEPENDENT ON WE’RE ENORMOUSLY DEPENDENT ON THEM SO IT ISN’T JUST ABOUT THEM SO IT ISN’T JUST ABOUT CHINA. CHINA. IT’S ABOUT OUR REPUTATION AROUND IT’S ABOUT OUR REPUTATION AROUND THE WORLD AND THE FACT THAT THE WORLD AND THE FACT THAT WE’RE LOSING MARKETS AND IT’S WE’RE LOSING MARKETS AND IT’S HURTING OUR ECONOMY. HURTING OUR ECONOMY.>>MR. JOHNSON, I AM SURE THOUGH>>MR. JOHNSON, I AM SURE THOUGH YOU AND THE FARMERS YOU YOU AND THE FARMERS YOU REPRESENT HAVE HEARD THE REPRESENT HAVE HEARD THE PRESIDENT ON THE TRAIL AT HIS PRESIDENT ON THE TRAIL AT HIS RALLIES ALWAYS TOUTING HOW WELL RALLIES ALWAYS TOUTING HOW WELL THE FARMERS ARE DOING AND HE THE FARMERS ARE DOING AND HE HIMSELF BOASTED THAT FARMERS HIMSELF BOASTED THAT FARMERS LOVE HIM. LOVE HIM. ONE POLL SHOWS 71% OF FARMERS ONE POLL SHOWS 71% OF FARMERS SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP. SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP. HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT WITH HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT WITH WHAT YOU’RE DESCRIBING NOW THAT WHAT YOU’RE DESCRIBING NOW THAT THE FARMING INDUSTRY HAS BEEN THE FARMING INDUSTRY HAS BEEN HURT BUT AT THE SAME TIME THE HURT BUT AT THE SAME TIME THE PRESIDENT ALSO SAYS FARMERS LIKE PRESIDENT ALSO SAYS FARMERS LIKE HIM. HIM.>>LISTEN, FARMERS HISTORICALLY>>LISTEN, FARMERS HISTORICALLY HAVE TENDED TO BE REPUBLICAN. HAVE TENDED TO BE REPUBLICAN. THEY’RE CONSERVATIVE. THEY’RE CONSERVATIVE. THEY’RE INDEPENDENT. THEY’RE INDEPENDENT. THEY ON THE ONE HAND THEY DON’T THEY ON THE ONE HAND THEY DON’T WANT GOVERNMENT TELLING THEM WANT GOVERNMENT TELLING THEM WHAT TO DO. WHAT TO DO. ON THE OTHER HAND THEY WANT ON THE OTHER HAND THEY WANT GOVERNMENT POLICIES TO BE MARKET GOVERNMENT POLICIES TO BE MARKET FRIENDLY. FRIENDLY. THEY WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO BE THEY WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO BE INVOLVED IN NEGOTIATING TRADE INVOLVED IN NEGOTIATING TRADE AGREEMENTS THAT WORK FOR THEM AGREEMENTS THAT WORK FOR THEM AND IN WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS THAT AND IN WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS THAT THE ECONOMY IN AGRICULTURE IS THE ECONOMY IN AGRICULTURE IS JUST IN A LOT OF TROUBLE RIGHT JUST IN A LOT OF TROUBLE RIGHT NOW AND SO AT SOME POINT THOSE NOW AND SO AT SOME POINT THOSE SORT OF FEELINGS ABOUT WHO YOU SORT OF FEELINGS ABOUT WHO YOU PREFER, YOU ALSO HAVE TO THINK PREFER, YOU ALSO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT YOUR ECONOMIC FUTURE AND I ABOUT YOUR ECONOMIC FUTURE AND I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY MORE THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY MORE AND MORE FARMERS ARE COMING TO AND MORE FARMERS ARE COMING TO UNDERSTAND THAT, LISTEN, WHAT UNDERSTAND THAT, LISTEN, WHAT THIS PRESIDENT IS DOING IS THIS PRESIDENT IS DOING IS HARMING OUR REPUTATION AND IT’S HARMING OUR REPUTATION AND IT’S LITERALLY GOING TO TAKE US LITERALLY GOING TO TAKE US DECADES TO GET SOME OF THESE — DECADES TO GET SOME OF THESE — WE MAY NEVER GET SOME OF THESE WE MAY NEVER GET SOME OF THESE MARKETS BACK. MARKETS BACK. CHINA USED TO BE A TOP MARKET. CHINA USED TO BE A TOP MARKET. THEY’RE NUMBER FIVE LAST YEAR THEY’RE NUMBER FIVE LAST YEAR FOR AGRICULTURE. FOR AGRICULTURE. WE’VE LOST OVER $20 BILLION WE’VE LOST OVER $20 BILLION WORTH OF SALES IN CHINA JUST WORTH OF SALES IN CHINA JUST AGRICULTURAL SALES SO — THERE’S AGRICULTURAL SALES SO — THERE’S JUST A LOT OF STRESS HERE. JUST A LOT OF STRESS HERE.>>LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR>>LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR REACTION TO WHAT SENATOR LINDSEY REACTION TO WHAT SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM OF SOUTH CAROLINA SAID, GRAHAM OF SOUTH CAROLINA SAID, WHICH IS, HEY, YOU JUST GOT TO WHICH IS, HEY, YOU JUST GOT TO ACCEPT THE PAIN. ACCEPT THE PAIN. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT, WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT, SENATOR? SENATOR?>>WELL, I THINK WE’VE BEEN>>WELL, I THINK WE’VE BEEN ACCEPTING A LOT OF PAIN. ACCEPTING A LOT OF PAIN. WE’VE BEEN DEALING WITH A LOT OF WE’VE BEEN DEALING WITH A LOT OF PAIN. PAIN. AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU KNOW, AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU KNOW, WHEN IT’S TIME TO VOTE, FARMERS WHEN IT’S TIME TO VOTE, FARMERS ARE GOING TO GO TO THE POLLS ARE GOING TO GO TO THE POLLS JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER AMERICAN JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER AMERICAN DOES AND THEY’RE GOING TO THINK DOES AND THEY’RE GOING TO THINK ABOUT A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS ABOUT A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE THINKING ABOUT THIS NEXT YEAR IS THINKING ABOUT THIS NEXT YEAR IS ARE THEY STILL GOING TO BE IN ARE THEY STILL GOING TO BE IN BUSINESS THE NEXT YEAR OR THE BUSINESS THE NEXT YEAR OR THE YEAR AFTER? YEAR AFTER? THEIR FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES THEIR FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES ARE BECOMING VERY, VERY ARE BECOMING VERY, VERY TROUBLING RIGHT NOW. TROUBLING RIGHT NOW.>>ALL RIGHT, ROGER JOHNSON,

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100 thoughts on “Farmers: Trump’s Trade War Leaves Industry ‘Worse, Not Better’ | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC”

  • Thomas Fletcher says:

    You don't judge a job until its complete . DUH
    Do you criticize a painter before the finish coat is complete ?. Do you criticize a mechanic before he puts your car back together ?. Do you criticize your kids in the middle of their homework ? CNN is a total joke .

  • So, farmers generally are independent, market oriented, conservative, want government out of their lives. This excludes their own grasping hands grabbing for government handouts, both from Trumps farm welfare handouts, and the more traditional Farm Bill handouts. They also want government to require fuel makers to use ethanol, forcing them to purchase corn to make that ethanol. So they want government out of their lives, but want the government to pickpocket the rest of us to fund their failing businesses and protect them from the free market as they ae too incompetent and lazy to survive in a competitive environment. Got it!

  • Heather Mefford says:

    Trump was AND is an abysmal businessman! He’s repeatedly declared bankruptcies, committed multiple fraudulent crimes, is a pathological liar and utterly unqualified to be a leader of anything. Why the surprise?!? 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Guess the corporate world, will push the small farmers out of business. Oops guess the farmers made a huge mistake by supporting a liar.

  • Kolypsa Disruptive Technology says:

    What role do banks play in farm debt? Why is there never any news on banks? Could public banks solve issues?

  • Farmers welcome to the nightmare that is Trump you get to fill Trump's rate up close and personal just like us Latinos who have worked hard in the community. Educated our children gone to work bought homes guess what our lives are being disrupted family lives friends it's a horrible party why did it take you so long to get here.
    Oh yeah you voted for him.

  • Individual 1 is an utter mess…….he can’t get 5 billion for a wall that Mexico is supposed to pay for yet he has disbursed 12 billion to farmers and is preparing to disburse another 16 billion in welfare. This is mind numbing self inflicted stupidity of the highest order. This is MAGA?

  • Bunchoffuckingbullshit says:

    Trump's entire campaign was based on fear, anger, hatred, and racism. If you voted for him in spite of this, then you deserve what you get.

  • Don't worry about trade with China…..Russia will pick up the bill…….after all that's what friends are for ain't it?? and America only has one friend in the world, that good ole boy Vlad Putin….right?

  • The farmers got who they wanted an arrogant racist fool who the farmers have no connection with and when their industry is dried and stomped out they can say thanks trump for making America great again

  • William Unknown says:

    Anyone who is being destroyed by Trump (and that is millions of Americans) who still supports Trump totally deserves what they are getting. It is very sad, but true.

  • if the enemies of America, the western world, which the fake news really is, are successful in their quest to ruin us, then dont blame Trump

  • Jonathan Sterling says:

    Democrats used to support American workers, not just globalist farmers. What happened to Democrats?

    To be clear… I am not asking all of MSNBC's America-bashing third world cesspool dweller subscribers, I'm asking Americans.

  • Jonathan Sterling says:

    Why is MSNBC and its third world cesspool dweller subscribers so gung ho for communist China? Our American workers come before globalist farmers. Globalist farmers sell their food to foreigners for less than they sell it to us Americans. If they need our food, communist China should stop using slave labor to take away our manufacturing jobs. Otherwise, they can blow it out their ear.

  • Glenys Thomson says:

    Trade wars are easy to win. They hit us, Canada with tariffs big time. Soft lumber? Priced American contracted out of the market, steel oh boy, that hurt so many American manufacturers! They left. Aluminum, each tin can made cost 1 penny more. Penny not much until you multiply it by a few million. Mad at China and big time war with them. China just found new market with people just loving it. Soybeans, pork, wheat, corn? We grow all that in Canada. Even lobster, never sold that much to China before. Friends in New Brunswick say selling more now. So many countries are benefiting from Trumpsv little HISSY FIT.

  • I would rather subsidize farmers who produce an asset than subsidize ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS . THEY ARE NOT ASSETS UNLESS THEY GET IN LINE . OBEY AMERICAN LAW !

  • anthony toscano says:

    I'm sorry, but farmers aren't stupid, they voted for Trump for other reasons, maybe religious reasons like Abortions and I believe they were race baited, thus being one of the worst reasons;
    But The Conman TRUMPED them and for tears to come it will cost them.
    Myself I think he screwed the farmers on the INTEREST OF CORPORATE FARMS

  • anthony toscano says:

    Take One For the Team, He means the Corporate Team. It's not too late, A bucket Of Tar, feathers and a rail can change things fast.

  • So now America's Farmer's surplus of soy beans will be pushed to the max throughout America with Tofu, the impossible whopper ( plant-based ) and all other soy bean products … at what cost ? Tax-payers and Consumer alike

  • News reports indicate Farmer suicide is as high as its ever been … they must've been contemplating suicide when they voted for Trump … no guns for them !

  • Farmers have always been the same. They are rough tough free marketers right up to the point where markets start to hurt. Suddenly government funding is no longer wicked socialism and just their due.

  • Leslie Satenstein says:

    I am so fed up with the Lester Hope advertisement that I now intentionally skip watching MSNBC youtube presentations. I don't need twenty seconds of repeated advertisement every click on the MBC youtube videos.

  • Leslie Satenstein says:

    China moved their agricultural purchases to Latin America and elsewhere. It is not coming back in my lifetime. Give thanks to Trump for this gift.

  • Speedbird Nine says:

    RFLOL…..You got what you deserved….Youre fellow wild wild west cowboys, elected this orange babboon, 45 gangleader.

  • 71% of farmers want independence from government.
    they just want the taxpayer subsidies, and most favorable legislation hand delivered by congressional republicans
    farmers are for profit investors.
    they dont care if wage earners pay their bills

  • They voted for him because he WHITE , RACIST SENTIMENT, now everybody's distance their self with political reasons for choice SMH

  • Kenneth Mitchell says:

    Well the farmers can sell their farms to big company farms and go to work for them, at minimum wage . And no need for those pesky migrant workers comming across the border See theirs a silver lining.

  • The world has gone crazy.
    I hear that Chinese soy buyers are now specifically requested non US Soy. They don't care where, as long as its not USA.
    And 70% of farmers still support him !
    There are some that just can't be helped.

  • adviser to the Gods says:

    You establish winners and losers AFTER any trade war. Farmers know that there aren't any guarantees in farming. They shame themselves with their unpatriotic whining and crying. They need to grow a spine. They need to remember all of the tax subsidies that that rest of America has always sent their way. Man up farmers!!

  • Angelica RoseMarie says:

    MSNBC, Hello America!!!
    My perspective is that..
    .President Trump continues to abundantly enrich himself and his family business organizations,
    while generations upon generations of America farmers and their families continues to lose over 20 billion dollars within their family farms… due to Trump's unpresidential cruel retaliation tariff wars.
    SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!

  • A Warrior of Christ says:

    Farmers who are supporting Dump, are racist and white supremacists! But the problems that they are seeing is what you get when you put an arrogant, racist, belligerent, narcissistic who cares about nothing but his own bottom line. Why? He is a billionaire and he is not hurting not one bit. His gut is getting fatter and more disgusting each breath he takes! 2020 we will be rid of this maggot and all of his spawn – and the swamp will be drained and the squatter will be in prison!

  • William Stewart says:

    How quickly did you expect things to be better? Really…the same one sided deals have existed for decades as past presidents simply didn't know how to negotiate or even what to negotiate…so did you expect everything to be better in 30 minutes or less?

  • Barbara Witchey says:

    TALK WELFARE SLAVE RESPIRATION. CONGRESS JUST PASSED P.R.I.D.E. FOR GAYS LBGTQ GET TAX AND WELFARE RIP OFFS AT LEAST FARMERS WORK FOR THEIR MONEY STFU.WE IN FOR LONG HAUL SCREW CHINA. NOW OR NEVER

  • tanattecnocraft says:

    Maybe the clue being his bankruptcies means he does not know what he is doing, when he says I am the only one that can fix this. This being the economy.

  • Hey, what do you call 2 farmers in a cellar? Whiners….ha ha ha. Farmers get plenty of subsidies and bailout $$$. Farmers voted Trump in and will do so again in 2020. These are lies and fake news from the left! TRUMP 2020 and beyond… MAGA !!!

  • We need Trump to hit China.  The Communist Chinese Party has been doing lots of harms on the planet.  Trump is the "chosen president".  He is so right about all previous presidents should have taught China a lesson, but they were too kind to China, that is why the U.S is suffering now, and if we don't see the values of what our president is doing, that will reflect our American people's stupidity and no wisdom.  Our economic slowdown is temporary, but if we don't solve the major problems China is giving to the US, damages to the US will be PERM

  • I sold two cows at auction this spring for 5$ 600 pounds if meat on the hoof for five bucks. Cant stay in business like that.

  • Jennifer Johnson says:

    Frump doesn't care about america's economy let alone the farmers!! As long as he destroys our economy putin is happy. Until people wake up and realize that EVERYTHING this fool has done helps russia and not us he will continue to do so. Knowing how this child holds grudges and seeks revenge does it not make wonder about how mad he was when american banks cut him off and he was forced to borrow from russian bank?Not to mention all the yrs he laundered money for russians!??? Folks better wake up!

  • GRASSLEY SPOKE TODAY, I THOUGHT HE DIED. HE BETRAYED IOWA FARMERS AS DID ERNST. THEY TOLD YOU TRUMP WAS RIGHT WHEN THEY KNEW ALL THIS WAS OVER RICH PEOPLES MONEY NOT FARMERS LOSING THEIR MARKETS. THEY MADE FOOLS OF THE STATE OF IOWA AND STILL ARE. LEGALIZE MARIJUANA IT'S A CASH CROP AND WILL HELP US WITH THE STRESS OF LOSING 26% OF EXISTING FARMS NEXT YEAR.

  • Loweta Carroll says:

    Ummmm… That's what happens when you support a man without a moral compass. I have trouble feeling any sympathy for these farmers.
    What did they expect from a guy that drove a casino into bankruptcy?

  • They'll all vote trump in 2020 . You can't fix stupid . Good times under Obama led to no appreciation by farmers . Well choke on it now !

  • The President of our local VFW is a black woman who hates Obama. Based on MSNBC's logic, all blacks, all women and all veterans hate Obama.

  • "After years of steady growth in demand, organic food now accounts for 5 percent of US food sales. Yet organically managed land makes up just 1 percent of US farmland. … The researchers found that organic farming is somewhere between 22 percent and 35 percent more profitable for farmers than conventional." Not sure how much it costs to set up but sell your produce in the USA locally or to markets. There's a big market for it and as it says it makes more profit.

  • Farmers voted for Trump. You got him, now you just have to live with him. Trump could care less about Farmers. Trump is just for atrump.

  • Humpty Dumpty Love says:

    Boy have these people got things backward. Y’all need to get on the Trump train and help make this country better instead of spreading lies. These two are spreading false information.

  • Helene Piffard says:

    💜🖤💜🖤💜🖤💜🖤WHATEVER DECISIONS HE MAKES, AFFECTS THE REST OF THE WORLD & VISE VERSA,!! 💜🖤💜🖤💜🖤💜🖤💜🖤💜🖤💜

  • Farmers want to be "independent", no "government intervention". They are very cuntservative Repukelican …. except for the subsides they have taken for decades. On that, Farmers are very Socialist, same as the Banksters, which the government had to very Socialistically bail them out every time they screw out because they went too far with their greed.

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