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‘That’s B.S.!’: Farmers Union President Slams Trump For Bragging About His ‘Bailouts’ For Farmers

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‘That’s B.S.!’: Farmers Union President Slams Trump For Bragging About His ‘Bailouts’ For Farmers

Donald Trump took to Twitter over the weekend to brag about U.S. farms getting billions of dollars in subsidies. But on Tuesday, Wisconsin Farmers Union President Darin Von Ruden said Trump’s claims are “absolutely ludicrous.”

Von Ruden told Newsweek that the “majority of farmers want to get our income coming in from the marketplace, from the consumers. We don’t want government handouts.”

Responding to a CBS 60 Minutes report from this Sunday that highlighted how trade disputes are affecting U.S. farmers, Trump complained in a tweet that the show failed to mention the $28 billion bailout he’s given to farmers over the last two years.

Von Ruden argued that all Trump is doing is “bragging about socialism.”

“That’s what 28 billion dollars really is—it is taxpayers dollars that are coming back to the farmer,” Von Ruden said. “For [Trump] to say that he’s helping farmers is really B.S. too, because the amount of money we get back is between 20 and 23 percent of what we are losing.”

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