Donald Trump called out China on Twitter earlier today for attacking farmers as a way to get Trump to end the trade war.
China is targeting our farmers, who they know I love & respect, as a way of getting me to continue allowing them to take advantage of the U.S. They are being vicious in what will be their failed attempt. We were being nice – until now! China made $517 Billion on us last year.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2018
Marco Rubio agreed
100% correct. #China plays hardball & this is the first time someone gives it back to them. For them this isn’t about just trade,they seek economic dominance at our expense. We are running out of time to get some balance. It’s now or never. We need hang tough & together on China https://t.co/uqAPIWZm42
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 25, 2018
Trump announced a $12 billion dollar subsidy plan for farmers to combat the retaliatory tariffs from China.