Donald Trump is gaslighting soybean farmers screwed over by his trade war.

Farmer Terry Davidson displays one of his soybeans July 6, 2018, in Harvard, Illinois, the same day China imposed retaliatory tariffs aimed at the US soybean market. - Davidson, 41, is a fifth generation farmer, a Democrat among mostly Republicans. He expects to be farming long after the US-China trade tariffs become a distant memory. 'We've survived since the 1800s and we're still going. So, I think we'll keep going,' Davidson says. (Photo by Derek R. HENKLE / AFP)        (Photo credit should read DEREK R. HENKLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Who are this guy going to believe, the president or his lying profit and loss statement?

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American soybean farmers are fretting about becoming a casualty of Donald Trump’s brewing trade war with China, which happens to be their most important export market. Prices for the crop took a dive after tensions between the U.S. and Beijing began to flare up earlier this year, and in June, the People’s Republic finally placed a 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybeans and other agricultural products in retaliation for the White House’s duties on Chinese goods.

The president, of course, is trying to absolve himself of all responsibility.



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