U.S. farmers voice their opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ‘subversion’ at VA MORE‘s newly implemented tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in an ad targeting morning news programs that Trump is known to watch.
In a thirty-second advertisement from Farmers for Free Trade, American farmers explain how a trade war sparked by Trump’s tariffs could negatively impact their businesses.
“The crops that we grow here on this farm are exported across the globe. Policies that restrict trade would be devastating for farms like ours,” Montana farmer Michelle Erickson-Jones says in the ad.“Someday I’d like to pass the farm down to my boys. Mr. President, protect free trade and keep our agriculture economy strong.”
“We depend on free trade policies to maintain our export markets,” she adds. “We’re very optimistic about the economy under President Trump, however we’re very concerned about the trade policies from Washington.”
Reuters reports that the advertisement will run on shows such as Fox News’s “Fox and Friends” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” two morning shows the president has been known to frequently watch in the past.
“Farmers are increasingly worried about what they are seeing from Washington D.C. on trade,” former Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben Baucus2020 Dems pose a big dilemma for Schumer Steady American leadership is key to success with China and Korea Orrin Hatch, ‘a tough old bird,’ got a lot done in the Senate MORE (D-MT), a co-founder of the Farmers for Free Trade coalition told Reuters. “When the U.S. engages in a tit-for-tat fight with our trading partners, farmers pay the price.”
The ad from the free trade coalition is the second instance in recent weeks of critics lobbying the Trump administration through “Fox and Friends,” long thought to be the president’s favorite morning show.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Trump called a host of the news program for an opinion during a discussion on veterans’ care, while a Navy sailor pardoned this week by the president appeared on the program just last week.