The Story Behind Trump’s Dog Whistle to White Farmers

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During his campaign rally in Valdosta, Georgia on Saturday, Donald Trump threw out a brief dog whistle to the state’s white farmers.

In an effort to scare voters about what would happen if Democrats won the Senate runoff elections in Georgia on January 5, Trump claimed that they would “take over your farm.” While it didn’t get a big reaction from the crowd, it is worth noting that agriculture is big business in Georgia—contributing over $70 billion a year to the state’s economy from over 40,000 farms flush with cotton, peanuts, corn, and other crops.

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