US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue admitted that farmers are “one of the casualties” of Trump’s trade war. He told CNN that American farmers “are one of the casualties here with trade disruption”. And, “we knew going in that when you flew the penalty flag on China, the retaliation, if it came, would be against the farmer.”
Perdue added “I’ve told the President — and the President understands — you can’t pay the bills with patriotism. We know that, and certainly he knows that. That’s why he’s trying to supplement the damage they’re having from trade disruptions with market facilitation.” However, he said he cannot promise any more aids for 2020.