The President acknowledged that retaliation by China isn't coming painlessly, as he confirmed reports that the feds would be offering farmers billions in aid to deal with lost markets.
“We love our farmers, we take care of our farmers,” the President said.
Last year, the President authorized $12 billion in bailout payments to farmers to help ease the pain of lost markets due to retaliatory tariffs.
Mr. Trump said Monday that this round could be as much as $15 billion.
“Our farmers are going to be very well taken care of,” the President added.
But among farm state Senators, there was clearly concern.
The Trump Administration wasted no time on the threat of additional tariffs, posting a 142 page rundown of the Chinese products which would face additional tariffs when imported into the U.S.