How The Trade War Has Changed Farmers’ Views Of Trump | NBC News Now

How The Trade War Has Changed Farmers’ Views Of Trump | NBC News Now


>>THE INTERSECTION WHERE GOVERNMENT POLICY AND HUMAN GOVERNMENT POLICY AND HUMAN COMPASSION COLLIDE. COMPASSION COLLIDE. WE SEE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE SEE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. IT’S AN IMPACT ACROSS THIS IT’S AN IMPACT ACROSS THIS COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>”SONGLAND” GIVES UNDISCOVERED>>”SONGLAND” GIVES UNDISCOVERED WRITERS THEIR FIRST SONG. WRITERS THEIR FIRST SONG.>>COULD BE A NEXT HIT.>>COULD BE A NEXT HIT.>>I’M PICKING YOUR SONG.>>I’M PICKING YOUR SONG.>>”SONGLAND” STREAM ANY TIME. THE PAYMENTS THEMSELVES ARE THE PAYMENTS THEMSELVES ARE COMPENSATION FOR LOSSES WE’VE COMPENSATION FOR LOSSES WE’VE RECEIVED OR HAVEN’T RECEIVED FOR RECEIVED OR HAVEN’T RECEIVED FOR THE NORMAL TRADE RELATIONS THE NORMAL TRADE RELATIONS TRANSACTIONS WE WOULD HAVE HAD TRANSACTIONS WE WOULD HAVE HAD WITH CHINA. WITH CHINA.>>YOU APPLIED FOR THESE>>YOU APPLIED FOR THESE PAYMENTS. PAYMENTS. TELL ME WHAT LEAD YOU TO TO TELL ME WHAT LEAD YOU TO TO THAT. THAT. WHAT YOU THINK OF IT. WHAT YOU THINK OF IT.>>I DID APPLY FOR THE MARKET>>I DID APPLY FOR THE MARKET FACILITATION PAYMENT. FACILITATION PAYMENT. THE PAYMENTS THEMSELVES ARE, IF THE PAYMENTS THEMSELVES ARE, IF YOU WILL, COMPENSATION FOR THE YOU WILL, COMPENSATION FOR THE LOSSES THAT WE RECEIVED OR LOSSES THAT WE RECEIVED OR HAVEN’T RECEIVED FOR THE NORMAL, HAVEN’T RECEIVED FOR THE NORMAL, IF YOU WILL, TRADE RELATION, YOU IF YOU WILL, TRADE RELATION, YOU KNOW, TRANSACTIONS WE WOULD HAVE KNOW, TRANSACTIONS WE WOULD HAVE HAD WITH CHINA. HAD WITH CHINA.>>YOU APPLIED FOR IT.>>YOU APPLIED FOR IT.>>I DID, YES.>>I DID, YES.>>WHY?>>WHY? I HAVE TO PAY BILLS. I HAVE TO PAY BILLS.>>IT’S A DIFFICULT PAYMENT TO>>IT’S A DIFFICULT PAYMENT TO TAKE. TAKE. I UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, I UNDERSTAND THAT, YOU KNOW, IT’S GOING TO INCREASE THE IT’S GOING TO INCREASE THE FEDERAL BUDGET, YOU KNOW, I GET FEDERAL BUDGET, YOU KNOW, I GET THAT. THAT.>>ABLE TO KEEP US SUSTAINABLE>>ABLE TO KEEP US SUSTAINABLE AND CONTINUE TO OPERATE. AND CONTINUE TO OPERATE.>>INSTEAD OF TAKING PAYMENTS>>INSTEAD OF TAKING PAYMENTS FROM THE GOVERNMENT. FROM THE GOVERNMENT.>>WHERE DO YOU SEE THE TRADE>>WHERE DO YOU SEE THE TRADE WAR STAND? WAR STAND? HOW DOES IT IMPACT YOU IN THE HOW DOES IT IMPACT YOU IN THE OPERATION? OPERATION?>>I THINK IN JANUARY, I WAS>>I THINK IN JANUARY, I WAS HOPEFUL WAS IT WAS GOING TO BE HOPEFUL WAS IT WAS GOING TO BE SHORT LIVED. SHORT LIVED. THERE WAS NEGOTIATIONS THAT WAS THERE WAS NEGOTIATIONS THAT WAS ONGOING. ONGOING. SINCE THAT POINT IN TIME, WE’VE SINCE THAT POINT IN TIME, WE’VE SEEN NEGOTIATIONS START AND SEEN NEGOTIATIONS START AND STOP. STOP. START/STOP. START/STOP. IT’S BEEN THE NAME OF THE GAME. IT’S BEEN THE NAME OF THE GAME.>>A MAJORITY OF OF FARMERS,>>A MAJORITY OF OF FARMERS, WHATEVER PERCENTAGE WHATEVER WHATEVER PERCENTAGE WHATEVER THAT MIGHT BE I THINK SUPPORTED THAT MIGHT BE I THINK SUPPORTED TRUMP. TRUMP. WE KNOW AS A FARM COMMUNITY THAT WE KNOW AS A FARM COMMUNITY THAT CHINA HAS BEEN TAKING ADVANTAGE CHINA HAS BEEN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF US IN THE WORLD TRADE FOR A OF US IN THE WORLD TRADE FOR A LONG TIME. LONG TIME. MARKET MANIPULATION AND SEVERAL MARKET MANIPULATION AND SEVERAL THINGS. THINGS. IT’S HARD TO NOT HAVE A SENSE OF IT’S HARD TO NOT HAVE A SENSE OF RAH WHEN YOU HEAR SOMEBODY WILL RAH WHEN YOU HEAR SOMEBODY WILL DO THIS. DO THIS. I THINK THE HINDSIGHT WE THINK I THINK THE HINDSIGHT WE THINK AND WISH IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AND WISH IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HANDLED IN A DIFFERENT WAY HANDLED IN A DIFFERENT WAY WITHOUT THE USE OF FOOD AS A WITHOUT THE USE OF FOOD AS A WEAPON THIS THIS TRADE WAR. WEAPON THIS THIS TRADE WAR.>>MADE THE JOKE WHAT DO YOU>>MADE THE JOKE WHAT DO YOU CALL TWO FARMERS IN THE CALL TWO FARMERS IN THE BASEBALL? BASEBALL? A WINE CELLAR. A WINE CELLAR.>>OKAY.>>OKAY. ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT. I UNDERSTAND. I UNDERSTAND. THAT’S WHY THEY ALWAYS SAY A THAT’S WHY THEY ALWAYS SAY A FARMER LIKES HIS BASEBALL CAP FARMER LIKES HIS BASEBALL CAP GOES LIKE THAT SO HE CAN STICK GOES LIKE THAT SO HE CAN STICK HIS HEAD IN THE MAILBOX FOR A HIS HEAD IN THE MAILBOX FOR A FREE GOVERNMENT CHECK. FREE GOVERNMENT CHECK. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?>>ARE THE FARMERS WINERS?HINERS

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100 thoughts on “How The Trade War Has Changed Farmers’ Views Of Trump | NBC News Now”

  • Eric Claeyborn says:

    Hang in there. China will pay the price, long before U.S. farmers will. And open up markets in South America to replace China.

  • Try explaining this to people closed off to anything so called ‘political’ in favor of support for T. Absolutely every topic of concern is considered political in the mind of these people and they Will NOT participate in any conversation that may divulge information contrary to their echo-chamber driven beliefs.

  • "It's difficult for a lot of us to take tax payer bail out money, yet we voted for him when he said this was exactly what he was going to do…." that old guy at the end is SPOT ON.
    how could you not see Trump was a total charlatan? Because you saw what you wanted to see

  • Now the small farmers understand, But it's to late you voted for him. He have really made America in a recession again .

  • none of the comments from the farmers are really all that bad they are tired of waiting but they also understand what he is trying to do for the America Farmers, sometimes you have to give to get or wait to get a much better result at the end…at least the USA is helping the farmers and giving them a check …still making some money its not a total lost….

  • It’s not just trump it’s all the elected republicans that support him everyday. Sorry farmers I wish this was not happening to you and your families.

  • Michael Newell says:

    Hasn't changed my mind one bit! it just reinforces the fact the guy was a piece of manure to begin with!. Wake up America. You're getting crapped on.! Buy a real Donald J Trump, piece of crap at Large.!

  • My family runs a century farm. We're never voting DemoCRAP. Remember when people were screaming about China dumping cheap steel and so forth on us? Well it's time to make that and more STOP. MAKE AMERICA WORK AGAIN.

  • Everything Zombie, By Teresa Young says:

    No pity for people who voted for Trump, you made your bed now let someone come and repossess it.

  • Reinhold Neininger says:

    Farmer subsidies is SOCIALISM – 30 b$ so far
    Tax payer money for FARMERS WELFARE
    The market is gone and will not come back.
    Moron Trump killed the farmers!

  • Its either let China become #1 in the world.. That's their goal by 2025. To dominate us in economics. They # 2 now. They rose 8 places since like 2005. Or have tariffs & duke it out.
    Which do you want?
    I know i don't want my $20 to be worth only $5

  • How stupid can it be, when Trump's using the tariffs collected from Chinese goods coming into the US to bailout the farmers. The tariffs are paid by US companies as a tax and subsequently the consumers or end users have to bear the increased prices.

  • Grow organic hemp. Ditch the pesticides. The rest of the world doesn't want pesticide-laden crops anymore. They are ruining our water supply and cause cancer.

  • Michael Conroy says:

    From NYT:

    "Crystal Minton had a somewhat different reaction — one that reveals an essential truth about the core Trump’s political appeal.

    'I voted for him, and he’s the one who’s doing this. I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.'”

    That is the disenchanted Trump voter in a nutshell.

  • darksideof themoon says:

    Why are you farmers in this situation? Because you believed Trump when the "Loony Lefties" were warning you about him and all of his history of scamming people out of cash while all you kept screaming "But Her E-mails!" "She caused Benghazi!" "Lock Her Up!"

  • These farm programs are welfare, since before Trump, they all go and try to get that free money to not plant something. Government programs are always abused.

  • Normally to balance out the trade deficit Nation should export more items to that nation or import less. But instead of exporting more or importing less, US decided to charge more in taxes to balance out the trade. This is not right. This is robbery. This is robbery in front of everyone's face. US need to learn to make better products and make products cheaper and export like everyone else instead of taking more than others. This is robbery. I don't like China but they are being attacked for exporting more by working harder. That is not right. We can't let our children look at this as reasonable ways of doing business with others. But US simply just taking more from everyone else saying this is balancing trade deficit. What's not fair is that US is not making hard efforts like other nations to make good competitive products in it's quality and price. US are is exporting enough enough good products for other nations to enjoy US products. It they can't compete with other nations products, then they need to take the loss just like everyone else if they wish to import those products. If US want to enjoy products from other nations hard work, just have to pay like everyone else. But instead of talking loss fairly, they are taking more by force force through tariffs. That is theft something thugs do. They are running around with military disrupting other nations economy like thugs. World need to get point across to US's unfair ways of economic and diplomatic relations to the world. US is now a disgrace to all the people who made sacrifice to bring democracy freedom to the world. As world stays with US side right now, they are making all the sacrifices made for the world worthless. Someone must make all the previous generations sacrifices worth its sacrifice. US must be stopped from this unfair deal with the world. US must compete like everyone else and pay same price as everyone else. If not one day world will turn their backs on us. We can't use power as leverage to pull bad deals to us. We have taken many jobs from other nations by tariffs. To avoid tariffs they had to move their businesses to US which is same thing as forcing them to move jobs to US. This is just not right yet people in US think Trump is doing good job. When people say world is wrong, they are talking about US. This need to be confronted and fixed and only people of US can do this.

  • I never seen anybody poorer than a farmer LOL! I have known multiple families farming rice and they all say it's bad times but they have new car/trucks, boats his & hers jet bikes ATV's etc.

  • Saint Robert's says:

    Everyone would like a positive trade agreement but until China agrees the farmers are compensated for their losses 100%. What country would do that? Plus you won't hear these very few farmers complaining when they are getting fair trade for once in their life. Triple the profits if not better for their yearly crops. It's a small price to pay if your not losing money for a better tomorrow for your children's future in farming after you are gone.. Fair trade is fair on everyone and keeps things well balanced preventing these issues. Policy needed to change so the farmers get what they deserve. Full value for their crops, premium pricing at a fair market price.

  • victorianmelody46 says:

    Trump knows more about farming than farmers?

    Are we suppose to trust this guy ??? :

    1991: Trump Taj Mahal. (Bankrupted)

    1992: Trump Castle Hotel & Casino. (Bankrupted)

    1992: Trump Plaza Casino. (Bankrupted)

    1992: Trump Plaza Hotel. (Bankrupted)

    2004: Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts. (Bankrupted)

    2009: Trump Entertainment Resorts (Bankrupted)

    2019 : United States of America ( future Bankruptcy / RECESSION )

    Trump FAILED businesses:

    Trump airline

    Trump ice water

    Trump the game

    Trump casino

    Trump magazine

    Trump mortgage

    Trump steak

    Trump travel site

    Trump comms company

    Trump tower Tampa

    Trump university

    Trump vodka

    Tour de trump

    The New Jersey generals football team

    Trump on the ocean

    Trump network

    Trump radio show

    Trump media

    Trump foundation (fraud)

    American communication network( pyramid scheme)

  • Trump doesn't no agriculture he only no 💰 collecting for his family no one else make trump family great again😬😬

  • When Obama bailed out the auto industry and big financial institutions, they were the biggest whiners. Now they have no problem being bailed out.

  • I encourage everyone to go to the dollar store and grocery store and look at items like pickles, mustard, canned fish, mushrooms etc. How can you send a big jar of pickles from China to the US ….ship it within the US and still sell it for less than a dollar.?? You can't unless there's some sort of tax Duty manipulation going on….. this is what Trump is trying to stop ….. Artificially low prices on cheap Chinese Goods to flood our markets and put American manufacturers out of business… people are so stupid and MSNBC is at the top of the heap

  • IF ANY TIME IS A GOOD TIME TO STEP UP AND SAVE THE UNITED STATES FROM SELF-DESTRUCTION BY TRUMP & PENCE……IT'S NOW!!!!

  • Sid Manchester says:

    The Great Depression for the American farmers & ranchers began in the mid-1920's while everybody else was living high on the hog, drinking boot leg licquor, speculating on the stock market with margin calls. The "Roaring Twenties!" The farmers & ranchers had lost all their markets supplying goods for the Allies during WW1 after the Armistice. When Franklin Roosevelt assumed office in 1933, 10 million Americans, mostly in the rural South, were , LITERALLY, on the razor's edge of starving to death – mass famine – because of Republican Do Nothing policies. Any intervention by the givernment was considered "Socialism!" "Communism!" Can't have that. Let 'em starve. Throw 'em few paper towels.Pull tourself up by bootstraps. That same atitude & those same policies are alive & well today – EXCEPT Herbert Hoover wasn't a psycho.

  • the ART of LaPierre says:

    MORE ….TDS….?fake news or reality TV? growing crop of poison? GMO to the asians ? fatten them up ? OBESITY or Oh be a city?

  • The U.S. tax payers each year under the farm bill, they spend over $16 billion to subsidize farms. Anyone else see the irony?

  • American businesses went into China with eyes wide open. No one pressured them. Now the rest of us, especially farmers, are supposed to bite the bullet on behalf of these businesses that willingly gave away trade secrets, etc. for the sake of short term profits.

  • Maybe these farmers just need to work harder. If they can't afford their lifestyle without being welfare queens then they just need to stop being lazy and work for a living while living within their means.

  • Meantime China has found wold wide new providers of soy beans, and other American producs. So sad for all those US farmers in between the fight of Trump's ego and the free world.

  • 1;NO! china did not take advantage of farmers! how can they if they buy your!! soy???
    2: Giving farmers help with money is called SOCIALISM! did Reps not hate that???
    3: Now farmers have to make loans with friends of Trump= THE BANKS!
    4:Trumps(sons) own companies are making their products(98%) guess where? CHINA!!!
    5: Trump and his friends are screwing your country for their own pockets! WHEN WILL YOU REALIZE THAT????

  • Just now; the markets opened strong this morning because China "hopefully meet half way" (to me that means nothing). What's alarming is China now has a lever to mess with our market economy by just making statements with nothing backing it up. I have a bad feeling about his. The whole thing is turning our bad for us, for our farmers and our country. Let's not focus on who elected the president but lets all try to find a way to reverse this course. China is willing to drown if it can take us with them!!

  • The trade war hurts China's economy. American economy is not immune from it.

    The tariffs and the trade war do not bring jobs back to the US but to other countries.

    However, the american farmers, consumers and manufacturers have to bear the cost to benefit the 3rd nations.

    Farmers and manufactures face less share in one of the biggest markets and perhaps sell their products for less.

    The consumers, manufacturers and consumers have to pay much more to get products or manufacturing components.

  • Socialism sometimes is needed, the farmer says.
    Don't worry Trump will MAGA. How, you ask? Just watch his ill informed, idiotic actions.

  • DIY- Cheap Healthy Cooking says:

    I voted for Trump. I will not next time. He does not say Amen at the end of Prayer. The swamp is still full and the red flag law will give Democrats the ability to put every gun owner in prison. Trump is not the man I voted for.

  • Fake News 2020 says:

    Everybody's worried about the right now not worried about the future. Go ask a bunch of old guys what they think about their financial situation now what do you think they're going to say. Now ask somebody with kids and grandkids actually care about the future and care about their well-being

  • Sorry if you don't get a new $60,000 truck this year but some people have real problems. Stop whining and support what's right. These multi-millionaire framers are going to be just fine. We were subsidizing them for decades before this and likely will be for a few more.

  • They’re receiving welfare checks, government cheese! See farmers love free money. They might become lazy and not work, or have a lot of babies , then the father will leave , and the kids will grow up committing crime. wow they love social programs. Uhm, I heard that before. Oh yeah people of color was told this!

  • Oh yeah did you hear the news! China is not importing anymore American food , that’s billions of dollars loses for the American farmers.

  • This is the weakness of democratic country. It's public opinion and vote bank. China doesn't have these deficiencies, so China will win, it seems and the USA downfall is imminent. Its Rome all over again.

  • US farmers have already lost their Asian soy market and won’t it back for long while if ever.
    The stable genius strikes again.

  • The farmers support going against China, to even the trade balance, yet they didn't realize it's China that would use their food import tariffs as a weapon. I guess China can't raise tariffs on much else, because there isn't much else the Americans are exporting to China. If the farmers had advisors to point that out, they would never have had business with China. Trump ought to raise tariffs on other countries' food imports to allow the U.S. farmers to have a domestic market. It's ok- those other countries also have a trade surplus with U.S.

  • If you watch the Simpsons you would see where all these trade wars are leading to, if I were you I'd leave america while I still can

  • Laurie Huntley says:

    Taking-on China is one thing, did you NOT LISTEN To HOW HE WAS GOING TO DO IT? You reap what you sow. Happy Now????

  • Trump became a socialist. He tariffs businesses to redistribute the wealth to farmers. John Deere is in bad shape because of this. Down 3% imagine if john deere goes belly up because of trumps great trade war? I'm in Minnesota. Farmers are saying everytime trump says farmers are doing great, they are Patriots and will stand by him it's like getting punched I the guy. Farmers are losing big. Filing bankruptcy, losing farms held for generations in their families. Instead of taxing American businesses and consumers with tariffs why not suspend all visits to his resort and stop playing golf and take that few hundred million and give it to the farmers. He expects businesses, farmers, consumers to struggle for him but he does not share in that struggle what so ever. The most horrible thing of all is trump has no clear strategy or objectives in this trade war or negotiations. He has no fricking idea what he is doing or how he will get it done. Well… it sucks. Say the 10% tariffs come on the first. It will take close to 100k out my pocket by the years end. Instead of lieing and saying we are mighty we are strong when red flags are everywhere why not be a man about this and go meet xi face to face for however many days and hanner out a deal? The only good thing in my kind is if he throws us into a recession no matter who he blames there is absolutely no chance he wins in 2020. I vote Republican about 90% of the time. Trump is not a Republican. Is he fiscally responsible? 🤣🤣🤣🤣. He is as bad as Obama adding a trillion in debt a year. Obama had a massive finacial crisis he had to deal with . Trump says things are soo good . Why not pay debt down like a smart man? Does trump have conservative values? 🤣🤣🤣🤣. He bangs strippers and whores while his with is prego… cuts down woman consistently, and always seems to say and do things that seem racist . He breeds hatred. He is a bad leader who lives of chaos and is using divide to secure his base. The us against them … makes childish names up for everyone who dont agree with him and everything bad he points to another and says it's their fault. Good leaders lead by example and and take blame and own up in both wins and losses. They also put other ls before them. Which with trump will never happen . Truly he is an embarrassment. Hopefully a good candidate challenges him in the Republican primary.

  • F. D. R. / F. D. R. says:

    Trump has created good news for our farmers with the contracts between them Mexico and even Canada.
    If this takes a year or two it will make it's corrections. We have to at this time pay attention and understand
    the problem today with China was long in the making thanks to having Democrat lead in Congress for all
    too long. Trump will protect American Farmers. It will take a bit of time. All will work out.

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