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Post by Idéfix on Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:58 am

This story reminds me of a tweet that did the rounds a while ago: 'I never thought leopards would eat MY face,' sobs woman who voted for the Leopards Eating People's Faces Party.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/04/05/they-voted-for-president-trump-now-soybean-farmers-could-get-slammed-by-the-trade-war-he-started/

“The way he’s going about this is not the way I would’ve done it,” Davis said. “My way would’ve been talking about it first, rather than just [imposing tariffs]. But Mr. Trump’s way to deal with anything is to throw a diversion into a room and then sit down and talk about it.

“If this turns into a longer-term thing, we’re going to see friends and neighbors go out of business,” he said. “If this stretches into years, we ourselves won’t be able to sustain it.”

“Right now, soybean growers in Iowa and across the nation are encouraging the administration to engage positively with China,” Walton said.

And if that doesn’t happen, he added: “Iowa leads the nation in many things. The presidential election is one of them.”

“The administration needs to understand that the livelihoods of 300,000 soybean farmers are important,” said Gordon, who also voted for Trump. “Not that the livelihoods of steelworkers aren’t. But how can we justify helping steelworkers at the expense of so many farms?”
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