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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue belittled American farmers on Wednesday.
“It’s a little bit like weight loss,” Perdue said of the tariffs that are damaging the bottom line for lots of red states, U.S. farmers. “It’s going to be good to get there but it is a little painful in the meantime.”
Perdue referred to Trump’s reckless tariffs as “trade disruptions we’re experiencing,” as if they weren’t specifically manufactured and imposed by the Trump administration. His remarks echoed Trump’s dismissive rhetoric about how trade wars are “easy to win.”
“Wait a minute, ‘Trade disruptions we’re experiencing.’ That sounds very passive,” stressed Axios editor Mike Allen, as he interviewed Perdue.…