Farmer who voted for Trump says he’ll ‘never vote for him again’ as family set to lose $150,000 in China trade war

Farmer who voted for Trump says he’ll ‘never vote for him again’ as family set to lose $150,000 in China trade war

  • Larry Angler, a farmer in Iowa, voted for President Donald Trump in 2016.
  • Now, he says he does not plan to vote for him again because of massive economic losses he expects to incur due to the escalating trade war with China.
  • Speaking to CNN for an interview aired Wednesday, the Iowan said he expects his family will lose about $100,000 to $150,000 as a result of the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing.
  • Other Iowan farmers interviewed by CNN also expressed frustration with the president, as well as skepticism about his ability to improve trade ties with China.
  • Trade tensions with China have increased steadily since last year, when Trump slapped tariffs on hundreds of billions of Chinese imports.
  • The U.S. agriculture sector has been especially hard-hit by the trade war because China was purchasing large quantities of soybeans and other products from American farmers.
  • Trump has suggested that he would do this again as trade tensions continue.