President Trump Addresses Record Farm Bureau Crowd
President Trump Addresses Record Farm Bureau Crowd
Trump, in speech to farmers, aims to shore up rural support
14 January, 2018, 13:06
Overall, Trump was warmly received; he then closed by declaring that "farm country is God's country". Trump's approval rating in that demographic dropped from 55 percent in the first weeks of his presidency to 47 percent in September, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll.
However, it is unclear how much money the White House will allot for the initiative.
Trump heralded farmers as the bedrock of America. But as we approach his one-year anniversary in office, Trump's words on the campaign trail ring hollow as the promises he made to his base go unfulfilled.
Trump touched on issues of concern to American farmers, including trade, immigration and rural broadband access.
Trump also described the impact of the federal tax-reform legislation he signed late previous year, saying that most of its benefits would go to "working families, small businesses and the family farmer".
Trump told the crowd that family farms and small businesses will now be spared the "punishment" of "the deeply unfair estate tax". He also said that farmers would be exempt of inheritance tax.
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In a rambling speech, President Trump told the audience at the conference that USA farmers are the "most incredible people". He will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, for the remarks. "These are the people that elected the president".
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"I'm so honored to be the first President to address the American Farm Bureau in more than 25 years", said President Trump. After he unveils proposals to assist rural economies, the president will attend the Alabama-Georgia game in Atlanta Monday night. The second, "Supporting broadband tower facilities in rural America and federal properties managed by the Department of the Interior", notifies the Department of Interior to set aside assets for broadband installation on federal land.
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