He loves farmers to death. He's ineptly playing tariff games with China and other buyers of U.S. farm products, causing exports and farm prices to tumble.
He rambled about the wall for more than half an hour before he even brought up farming.
And Nebraska farmers aren't fooled by Trump's rhetoric.
Trump's bailout to cover for his ill-advised trade war is falling far short of what farmers need — and they are letting him know just how badly he failed.
Historically, of course, Republicans have been ideologically oriented against tariffs and direct industrial subsidies, and many fervent free-market advocates see Trump’s move as a betrayal.
'It's a little bit like weight loss,' a Trump official said of the huge hits coming to U.S. farmers.