The president defended his tough trade stance on Monday before thousands of farmers, a key group that’s struggled because of his standoff with China.

“Trade, trade, trade,” said Brian Duncan, an Illinois crop and livestock farmer and vice president of the Illinois Farm Bureau who was at the convention” writes P J for “We’re turning all of that around with fair trade deals that put American farmers, ranchers, and in fact America, first.”. NEW ORLEANS, Jan 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday defended his tough trade policies in front of thousands of farmers, a key constituency that has struggled because of his trade war with China, and promised fair trade deals that will put America’s rural heartland back on its feet.

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