Republican backlash is growing against President Trump’s $12 billion plan to help American farmers feeling the pain of the escalating trade war. And at least one farmer who would benefit from the plan says he’d rather not have it.
The president’s proposal was announced Tuesday in response to retaliatory tariffs imposed by China and other countries. Some GOP lawmakers blame Mr. Trump’s trade policies for the problem.
“They’ve been taking the legs out from under America’s farmers and ranchers,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) said. “What the administration is offering them instead is $12 billion in gold-plated crutches. That’s not what anybody wants.”