Speaking of President Trump, Arkansas farmers hurt by Trump's trade war will have to take whatever comfort they can from the president's promise to "make it up them." As reported by the AP
and others, Trump made the following comments to reporters at a Cabinet meeting:
If we do a deal with China during the course of the negotiation they want to hit the farmers because they think that hits me. I wouldn’t say that’s nice, but I tell you our farmers are great patriots. They understand that they’re doing this for the country. We’ll make it up to them. In the end they’re going to be much stronger than they are right now.
"The farmers will be better off than they ever were," Trump said. "It will take a little while to get there, but it could be very quick, actually."
He provided no details about how this might come to be.
China's retaliatory tariffs, if enacted, would likely cause a major hit for the state's farmers
, impacting soybeans, ginseng, cotton, sorghum, and pork.