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Farmers: Trump’s Trade War Leaves Industry ‘Worse, Not Better’ | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

November 18, 2019


100 Comments

  • Reply chimpakawanzelu August 30, 2019 at 10:02 am

    socialism for deadbeat welfare queens. enjoy your bailout, hayseeds.

  • Reply Mellisa Pollom August 30, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Yep and they will vote for him again, sadly the the TrumpPence signs are in their yards already. They get what they deserve consequences for voting for an evil human being.

  • Reply Lithuanian Giant August 30, 2019 at 11:54 am

    What is trully sad is that farmers are paying a price for Trump's incompetence. In the end, large corporations will take over the family farms.

  • Reply Francis Howlett August 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Hey farmers! Your hate is getting expensive!

  • Reply Francis Howlett August 30, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Brazil is burning forest to make ready to take most of America's market share lost in the trade war. Farmers will never get their full market share back!

  • Reply Tom Meyers August 30, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Farmers: "About 34 of us…..meanwhile all the Blacks and all the Latinos will be voting Trump"
    Trump in a landslide baby… —The Farmers

  • Reply Euan Reid August 30, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    I'm sure Venezuelans and Iraqis are weeping for these poor farmers…. but don't worry socialism is on the way.

  • Reply Commander August 30, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    I want to know if farmers were not making a profit when there were Democrat presidents?

  • Reply Michael Van Volkenburg August 30, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Mr Biden, thank you for your service… It is time to pass the mantle.

  • Reply Alice Khayinza August 30, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Obama told these farmers a long time ago.
    He said how do you expect a man who has never been part of your life to look out for you? To expect him to do that for you is foolish. Am paraphrasing but this is what Obama said when he was companying for Hillary.

    Also Jeb Bush told you all that Trump a chaotic President..
    You all heard this.

    Hillary said they will be deportation vehicles for people.
    See what happened in Mississippi.

    Now they are even deporting sick kids ???

  • Reply jon leonard August 30, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Putin’s Republican Party are really screwing us.
    They chose this path and they are traitors.

  • Reply Kris Robinson August 30, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Although he's the world's BIGGEST And BEST LIER

    THE MULTIPLE TIMES🏦 BANKRUPT BRAINLESS DUMMY FRUMP

    Did say he was going to run and do for AMERICA

    What he did to and for his BUSINESSESS

    So now that he's Bankrupting the Farmers

    PROMISE KEPT

  • Reply Rabbit Skipper August 30, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    71% of farmers liking Trump is actually a bad number & nothing to brag about. When 95% of them typically vote republican automatically.

  • Reply john naiman August 30, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    DONT WORRY ABOUT THIS PEOPLE.. THEY WILL STILL VOTE FOR HIM

  • Reply OnWingsOfHope August 30, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Farmers have all said “they’ll ride it out with Trump” well, they’ll soon be homeless, while Trump eats copious amount of burgers & drinks himself to Coca Cola heaven🤣😂

  • Reply tonmy cas August 30, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    I love my farmers but not the brightest people in many cases.

  • Reply tonmy cas August 30, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    The economy is better then ever. As more stores close then ever.

    If not for all the big stock buy backs.
    The economy stats would reflect reality.

  • Reply Gary Garrett August 30, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    When are you farmers going to get tired of trump Making China Great Again?

  • Reply Jorge Ramos August 30, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    One of Trump's biggest donors is Blackstone. Blackstone is in the agricultural business and has a huge investmen in Brazil developing roads and clearing land for soybeans and other agricultural products. Does any of this sound fishy? A major Trump donor stands to profits immensely from a USA trade war with China. I wonder if Trump owns stock or somehow stands to benefit from his buddies investment in Brazil.

  • Reply AYN 92584 August 30, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    😂😂🤣 bankruptcy for all farmers! Don't worry Trump says it's a sport in good business have at it. MAGA

  • Reply Lu Guy August 30, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Regardless if farmers voted Trump in, I feel so sorry for them , for being fooled and continues to cause them damage and loss. Let’s hope they rethink working against themselves. Future decades of loss and for what? It feels like when the farmers lose we all do. But, if they don’t became aware what can anyone do for them? Nothing like an old fool.

  • Reply Gemini Godess August 30, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    The farmers should have done their research! They listen to Trump but he lies! He was not a great business man! He lost millions his father gave him before he died and lost what he left behind for him upon his death! He had casinos that failed and refused refused to pay his bills he was a crook! He filed bankruptcy 6 times, that speaks volume about his business acumen! On the other hand all these farmers thought about was making China pay more. They let their greed for more money overpower them.

  • Reply D. West August 30, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    And they are still waiting for him to come thru, smdh, keep on waiting and losing out in the long run.

  • Reply barry Amato August 30, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Farmers are being squeezed by Big Agriculture. They want it all.

  • Reply Andrew Daley August 30, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks Trump – Make the World Great Again.

  • Reply Rafael Trigos August 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Let's follow the Chinese new globo- leader!!

  • Reply frank franks August 30, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    The newest total of Trump's lies are up to 12,206 ………… 62 at one rally alone!!!!!  He will say or do anything, no morals here , anything goes.

  • Reply misterjag August 31, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Even if Trump's Trade War finally ends, some of this business is never coming back. Other countries like Brazil and Australia that filled the gap won't lose all of that market share.

  • Reply Josh Yang August 31, 2019 at 12:36 am

    ….But they will still vote for Trump….hehe, that is insanity

  • Reply Senna458 August 31, 2019 at 1:10 am

    US farmers proving to the world just how stupid Americans can be …… stubbornly supporting the guy who is running them out of business. Too dumb for words.

  • Reply Tyler Durden August 31, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Hrs trying to improve the country, not 1 small set of workers. Find new work. Diversify and stop blaming your problems on someone else.

  • Reply That Cute Bird August 31, 2019 at 2:06 am

    😂
    🤣
    🤣

  • Reply John Smith August 31, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Our farm is not having problems. Cherry picking is what they are doing over there at TDS central.

  • Reply adriyk August 31, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Farmers are independent but they want the government to game the system for them …

  • Reply Kim Brooks August 31, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Sad. The farmers have been bamboozled and fooled by Trump. Hope they and everyone else that either blindly votes REpublican or turned a blind eye to Trump's behavior and past learned the lesson. The farmer's story is a tragic example of folks only knowing Trump is bad bad news until it effects their pocketbook. Bet they would vote for him again if they weren't having financial trouble, which is obviously linked to Trump.

  • Reply Hugh Williams August 31, 2019 at 3:36 am

    Because they're stupid. I hope they actually loose their farms while they still support him.

  • Reply Joey Badenhorst August 31, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Sad to see a great country implode. Sounds like the rot of autocracy is filtering through. When we needed stability, we got hypersupremacist pushing their agendas…and the earth NOW mourns.

  • Reply victorianmelody46 August 31, 2019 at 4:11 am

    Trump has filed bankruptcy 6 times. I'm sure Trump thinks farmers can do the same thing. He thinks bankruptcy is a business strategy. He's trying to buy back votes. Once he gets the farmers votes he will forget all about them.

  • Reply bill will August 31, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Mr. Farmer, stop selling your farm produce to China, least you franerbeen a traitor to Americans. Selling to China is like selling Americans blood to commie. Long live Americans. Down with American farmer's for supporting communist regime.

  • Reply timothy chung August 31, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Why would they bite the hand…?

  • Reply Michael Lam August 31, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Sell American soybeans to Israel our closest friend. I am sure they can help us out considering USA gives them billions of dollars for nothing and support them even though they commit crimes against humanity. Why don't Israel help the U.S.? Where are you when we need a friend?

  • Reply Michael Lam August 31, 2019 at 5:53 am

    America is winning. Besides China has been stealing jobs and money from USA for decades. So why not shut down the biggest market in the world from American businesses? We can eat our own soybeans and corn. Soy veggie burger anyone? We don't need China, we don't even need their money. We'll just make everything here and raise prices 400%. Tired of winning yet?

  • Reply BootlegFightVideo August 31, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Farmers should have gone to Trump U. and learned how to sell their real estate in the greatest economy in history.

  • Reply Amy Nicolas August 31, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Trump's job is to put on a great show and your job is to cheer and applaud! Don't expect anything else.

  • Reply Chuck D August 31, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Senator Lindsey Graham has the best advice for MAGA farmers. STFU and accept the pain. MAGA farmers lost over 20 Billion Dollars in sales to China , are you guys tired of winning yet?

  • Reply Steve August 31, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Farmers don't want government intervention…but they are are happy with taking tax payers dollars whilst voting for a party that kills people with their policies.

  • Reply jewell charles August 31, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    any farmer who goes under wont get pennies on the dollar for his equipment and whatever he has to auction off,and whos going to have the money to buy it?troubling times for all Americans,the farmers make food on our tables possible.any farmer who votes for trump again deserves whatever happens to them.its easy to fall for a seasoned conman onces,but twice makes you the dim bulb.

  • Reply thebillis1 August 31, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    This is why republicans are stupid. Party over their livelihoods lol. You can’t respect stupidity, GOP full of stupid.

  • Reply Perfect Students August 31, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    All Trump's farmer supporters need to commit a massive suicide as the ultimate sacrifice to their god of trade.

  • Reply Robert Green August 31, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    By framing Democrats as socialists who would take away their lands, Trump had enjoyed the American farmers’ frenzy support to make himself the 45th president of the US! But such delusional imagination of the US farmers has gradually unfolded into the world of Trump’s lies. The damages from their mistakes made for themselves will take years to recover.

  • Reply Barbara Arndt August 31, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Do not worry. Our pound shop Trump called Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, will give Trump a "massive" trade deal with agriculture on the table. And that would ruin the UK farmers who have still high EU standards.

  • Reply Raymond Jay Johnson August 31, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Hmm, so much winning that farmers are sick of it.

  • Reply Charles Amaral August 31, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Obama treated the Farmers much better then Don the Con ever will.

  • Reply MENE, MENE August 31, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Russian (agent Orange 45) has a plan, once he bankrupt this country, he will simply go to Russia for loans😊 you see how easy that is😳 you people worry too much !!

  • Reply MENE, MENE August 31, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    I think most farmers have been Mule Kicked In The Head !!

  • Reply MENE, MENE August 31, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    The only way Farmers will understand what's going on, if they use camera tricks, like special effects to make Trump look like a Black or Mexican man !!

  • Reply CJDR. August 31, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Farmers will lose everything; homes, land and business because of Drmpf, and yet still vote for him again because they like the way he runs the country. He still has their support. He could shoot someone on 5th Ave and not lose a voter, He could ruin the trade markets and farmers livelihood and still not lose a voter; yep, he was right. You reap what you sow, idiots! Sucks to be you!

  • Reply Francoise Loffler August 31, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    71% of FOOLS AND IDIOTS…

  • Reply Francoise Loffler August 31, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Farmers will be broke but trump will have filled his pockets and the one of his family….farmers will eat nothing but Melania will buy new design clothes…

  • Reply ida jane August 31, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    slam all you want…… you still voted for me and you're be better off slamming yourselves

  • Reply Drone Journey August 31, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    These farmers still vote for the GOP n mr trump. How stupid people can get? I am sorry for the hard word but I couldn’t think a better word for these farmers.

  • Reply F00LSG0LD215 August 31, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    When did Rural Farmers fall in LOVE with "Billionaire" New York Real Estate "Moguls"??? Why would a Big City Million/Billionaire love or even care to think about them?

  • Reply darrell phelps September 1, 2019 at 2:35 am

    they're conservative, they're independent, they're stupid-

  • Reply MIL MASCARAS September 1, 2019 at 2:44 am

    So ?. If trump looses 2020 elections " which it seems close". Who is going to bailout these farmers? Those Republicans do care about farmers going banck rup.?

  • Reply mjrmarbles September 1, 2019 at 3:56 am

    No whining and complaining if u voted and supported trump!

  • Reply Lashaun Brewer September 1, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Hey MAGA Farmers…🎻🎶🤣🤣🤣😭😭😭😭

  • Reply Me Too September 1, 2019 at 6:11 am

    What will happen to the US economy if China announces full trade boycott of the US?

  • Reply Barney Potter September 1, 2019 at 6:37 am

    YOU VOTED FOR HIM NOW YOU WANNA CRY YOU OUGHT TO BE CRYING

  • Reply Roberto Smith September 1, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Dumbasses voted for the draft dodging snake oil salesman  once they're dumb enough to vote for the moron again.

  • Reply Big Dog September 1, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Farmers will continue to vote for Trump cause he gives em subsidies and kickbacks that's why. All that fake news about farmers hurting is just not true.

  • Reply Dave Spinola September 1, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    We have been getting ripped of by China for years and it needs to stop, look at the long term, of course it will hurt a little now but the end game we will be much better off, stop looking for the easy way out for now

  • Reply thomas 71 September 1, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    The Amazon in Brazil is on fire for a reason – Soybeans, corn, grain. Thanks Trump!

  • Reply Suspended Animation Designs September 1, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    When all these farmers lose their land, I wonder who will buy it up… Trump? Kushner? Hannity?

  • Reply Jesus Salva September 1, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Long gold.

  • Reply Ronny DeVane September 1, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Trump is is the only President that don´t like animals . that explains every thing about his character .

  • Reply Chiming Yuen September 2, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Farmers should learn a good lesion. If you already satisfy what you have you should not change the president and the party in the house.

  • Reply Levi Cason September 2, 2019 at 4:01 am

    I heard a joke made by trump's guy the other day, he said "what do you call two farmers in a basement? A whine cellar!" Then laughed in all the farmers faces who were in attendance!? This happened and they booed him after a few initial giggles, which I'm pretty sure wasn't from any farmers! And most of them still support this administration???? Well I guess having a "self proclaimed nationalist" as POTUS is more important than preserving your children's future's??!! Smh

  • Reply UNtheist September 2, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Who cares! You guys voted for this monster in office. Why on earth are we giving Trump voters welfare? Aren’t you guys against that?

  • Reply The Stork 2 September 2, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Farmers should stand by Trump against China's greed and opportunism. China is hurting twice more than America at least, China has been screwing America for 3 decades, and it is time to stop this stupidity.

  • Reply Stephanie Graham September 2, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    The farmers are receiving 16 billion dollars of socialist welfare subsidies from the government. I don't know what they are whining about. Regular working class citizens can't receive money like this.

  • Reply geoff dearth September 2, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    I can't remember a time when farmers weren't crying the blues.

  • Reply phildirt3 September 3, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Anybody else 2020

  • Reply El Profe Gomez September 3, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Good job PBS blocking comments.
    MSNBC, thqnk you for feeling the pain of our farmers and reporting

  • Reply James Reese September 3, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    👋 👋 trump get out so we the peoples can decide who we want for this big job so far no relief in
    sight so wasteland welcomed h
    e dont ❤ so have fun ✌ out

  • Reply yongshan koh September 3, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Its not china who has troubles trusting Trump, its the whole world who has trouble trusting China. It's all a ploy of China, first they say go through the WTO, but the problem is that China already places itself above international organizations, and donald trump sees through China's ploy to buy time while escalating their technology transfer. Case in point, China just rejected the ruling made in 2016 regarding the south china sea. Link is below
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8_yeWOYY-Q
    By the way by the end of this year every company doing business in China is mandated to install video cameras so the Chinese can overtly COPY every single thing. GET OUT while you can!!!! There are no bridges to be formed with China. Any politician who supports the anti china rhetoric is doing the right thing, regardless of whether its Trump or not.
    As for agri sales, anyone forgot that Japan just opened its agricultural market to US???

  • Reply WTF John September 3, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Is anyone else tired of winning yet

  • Reply Symbiotic Flux September 3, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Looks like that white rural vote only likes socialism when it bails out their farms from being liquidated by the banks. Trump sold you fools out to the banks no doubt about it, they lent you loans on equipment that costs over $300-500K and now they are coming for the collateral after using the stooge in office to orchestrate the tariff war.

  • Reply Senzo Ncube September 4, 2019 at 12:46 am

    "I am the CHOSEN ONE!" Looking up at the skies for affirmation! LMAOROTF!!!

  • Reply PRESTIGIOUS691 September 4, 2019 at 2:06 am

    The dumbest person to ever occuoy the white house, shameful!!!!! #DumbDonald

  • Reply John Smith September 4, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    you elect a clown, u get a circus……looking to buy a farm cheep

  • Reply jacobrocks7 September 5, 2019 at 1:05 am

    F trump and Graham

  • Reply jeijeich ch September 5, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Owners of houses know it, if things are not broken, don't fix it.
    This is what happens when you break that golden rule.

  • Reply tubeslats September 6, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Shut up farmers. You got a red hat and you might get a wall. Still working on taking away your healthcare 🙂

  • Reply Drake Koefoed September 6, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    what pain does lindsey graham ever feel?

  • Reply lam dao September 11, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    71% of farmers still want to vote for dump. Farmers are NOT independent. They just think they are. And that's plain stupid. Farmers are as interdependent as everyone else. That's all. 

    Let me ask you, if I'm the citizen of a country which does not grow enough to feed itself, how can I trust the American farmer with food security of my country? The next time some crackpot President says, "don't sell to XYZ, I'll give you money to not plough your fields" how do I know you won't jump at the opportunity and thus threaten my fellow citizens with hunger?

    Repeat after me: The problem is NOT DUMP. THE PROBLEM ARE HIS SUPPORTERS – ALL 71% OF THE FARMERS AND GOODNESS KNOWS WHO ELSE.

  • Reply BJ700 September 14, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    The problem the world fails to recognize is that they are destroying land from over fertilization. Not only that, it's now well established that one acre of hydroponics can produce far more per acre and is far more profitable than conventional farming methods. Apparently according to University of Florida research, an average acre of traditionally farmed land will earn a farmer between $20,000 and $30,000 per year. An average acre of hydroponically grown crops will earn between $200,000 and $250,000 per year. If farmers seriously want to stay profitable, they need to be using the most advanced farming technology available. i.e. Closed Loop Hydroponics.

  • Reply Nashanta Stanley September 16, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    People Trump thinks ur stupid…Trump is trying to get everybody to not trade I internationally but I bet he's continuing to do trade and business secretly with our governments money

  • Reply Private Private September 27, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Legalize Cannabis, CBD and Hemp recreational like Canada. Let our farmers grow and they can make money.

  • Reply Lu LoCoco October 9, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

  • Reply Dondatta Ford October 10, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    If this is MAGA then the cost of the farm is the right price to realize the dupe is on

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