"We are confronting unfair trade deals and we are doing it like nobody has ever done, because our workers have been cheated and our companies have been cheated", Trump told a veterans group in Kansas.
The Europeans are going to try to channel his appetite for trade war at China, which might actually be productive in certain ways, unlike the squabbles with American allies. Officials said the direct payments could help producers of soybeans, which have been hit hard by retaliation to the Trump tariffs, along with sorghum, corn, wheat, cotton, dairy and farmers raising hogs.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, said Trump's tariffs 'are a massive tax increase on American consumers and businesses, and instead of offering welfare to farmers to solve a problem they themselves created, the administration should reverse course and end this incoherent policy'.
On Tuesday, his administration said it would use a Depression-era program to pay farmers up to $12 billion, easing the pain for a politically important Trump constituency.
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While the European Union agreements to buy more USA soybeans and energy were tangible, the bigger result of the meeting may have been the retreat from the threat of a full-scale trade war between the two sides. Either a country which has treated the United States unfairly on Trade negotiates a fair deal, or it gets hit with Tariffs.
'Negotiations are going really well, be cool.
"We are here to explain and find out how to prevent a trade war", Juncker said in an interview with German public broadcaster ZDF before the meeting, adding that he's not overly optimistic. The Trump administration has made LNG exports a priority, arguing that they help the economy and enhance geopolitical stability in countries that purchase US gas.
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Either a country which has treated the United States unfairly on Trade negotiates a fair deal, or it gets hit with Tariffs. He added: "I appreciate the fact that they realize the farmers are being hurt by this, but this is not the right remedy".
April: China retaliates for metals tariffs by raising duties on $3bn-worth of USA products. He went on to say the USA and European Union will work to reform the World Trade Organization (WTO) and address unfair trade practices from other countries, an apparent reference to China's practices.
"This was a very big day for free and fair trade, a very big day indeed".
"We have more confidence in him now than we did before", said Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.
The $12 billion budget is not subject to congressional approval since the three programs are already authorized to provide aid. "I don't think this will cover us for a very long time - and it might not even buy me a tank of diesel".
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"We are ready to invest in infrastructure and new terminals, which could welcome imports of energy from the United States and elsewhere, but mainly from the United States, if the conditions were right and prices competitive", he said in a speech after the White House meetings. The aid package is likewise expected to have a positive ripple effect beyond the farmers, according to Greg Ibach, the USDA's undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs.