& # 39; Belgians farmers & # 39; patriots & # 39; will not pay the bills & # 39 ;: GOP Senator Joni Ernst calls on Trump to end the trade war with China to save American agriculture
- Earnst, 48, argued that many farmers wanted the president to confront China
- But she said she suffered the consequences of his trade dispute with the nation
- Trump announced a $ 16 billion bailout plan for the struggling American farmers on Thursday
Senator Joni Ernst said Sunday that Trump those farmers & # 39; patriots & # 39; mentions in a recent speech & # 39; not paying the bills & # 39; while she broke his trade dispute with China for endangering American agriculture.
The Republican, 48, said that the president's escalating trade war with China had a devastating effect on farmers in her own state of Iowa and the US and urged him to break the impasse.
Speak on CNN & # 39; s State of the Union, she said farmers lived in & # 39; very tense times & # 39 ;.
In his speech on CNN & # 39; s State of the Union, Senator Joni called on Ernst Trump to end the trade war with China
Trump announced a $ 16 billion bailout plan on Thursday for farmers struggling to stay afloat
& # 39; I think we should finish a deal. I'd love to see it this summer. I don't see that happening this summer, & she said on the show.
She added: “At what point do you say national security, the interests of our country, that's enough? I think our sales representative, the president, understands the implications.
& # 39; They know better where we are. The president has asked those farmers to spend a little longer. It is vague. It hurts in the Midwest. It hurts the whole country with the rates, but at the same time we have to bring China to the table. & # 39;
Earnst said that farmers in her country wanted to ask the president to confront China with trade issues and theft of intellectual property, but they were also worried about paying bills & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We must prevent them from stealing intellectual property. We must stop them from force technology transfers. that is not only harmful to our economy, but also to national security, & she added.
& # 39; The president has called our farmers patriots, it doesn't pay the bills. It does not pay the bills. We will see in the coming months how long we can sustain. & # 39;
Earnst argued that many farmers in Iowa, in their home state, wanted Trump to confront China with trade issues
On Thursday, Trump unveiled a $ 16 billion bailout plan for farmers struggling to stay afloat due to trade tensions between Washington and Beijing.
& # 39; The $ 16 billion in funds will help our cherished farms flourish and make it clear that no country has a veto on America's economic and national security, it can never let that happen & # 39 ;, said the president .
& # 39; You could say with our farmers, they are patriots, they stood up. We will ensure that our farmers get the help they need, and very, very quickly, ”the president added, announcing the plans.
Trump wrote earlier this month on Twitter that America & # 39; s & # 39; big Patriot farmers & # 39; will eventually benefit from a reorienting trans-Pacific trade balance, and & # 39; [p] Thoughtful China will give us the honor to continue buying our great farm product, the best. & # 39;
But if that's not the case, he adds, he will join in with grants: & # 39; This money will come from the huge rates being paid to the United States because China and others can do business with us. & # 39;
& # 39; The farmers have been & # 39; forgot & # 39 ;. Their time is now! & # 39; he concluded.
Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have been in a tense position for several months
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