Their tariffs left soybean farmers none too happy with Trump and gave a political boost to vulnerable Senate Democrats in soy-producing farm states such as Heidi Heitkamp, N.D., Joe Donnelly, Ind., and Claire McCaskill, Mo.
"A lot of love went into their preparations", a Brussels diplomat from one European Union member states said of how the Commission, in one of the biggest tasks the European Union executive has undertaken on behalf of its member governments, worked out its Trump plan.
This turmoil over tariffs is just the latest to hit struggling American farmers. "That's what we really aren't seeing", she said.
'American farmers want markets, not handouts, ' he said in a statement.
President Juncker pledged that the European Union would import more American soybeans and liquefied natural gas.
Trump also took to Twitter to comment on the meeting. Chuck Grassley, a longtime pro-Trump stalwart, had his doubts while calling the bailout money 'encouraging for the short term'. This bloated, Depression-era program is the central mechanism for billions each year that the government funnels to mostly wealthy farmers in the form of commodity payments and crop insurance indemnities.
Trump and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday announced a plan to defuse a lingering trade row, that in effect saw Washington back off a threat of auto tariffs against Europe, at least for now.
Highlighting the complexity of Wednesday's talks, hours before Trump called for the elimination of all tariffs, he had tweeted that "tariffs are the greatest". It's as simple as that'.
However, some European Union diplomats said the Commission was also looking at going for double that amount - to the level Malmstrom is suggesting - at half the duty rate.
Trump campaigned on a vow to get tough on trading partners he accuses of taking advantage of bad trade deals to run up huge trade surpluses with the U.S.
European capitals on Thursday welcomed the trade truce announced by the EU and USA but doubts lingered over its feasibility and the changing moods of President Donald Trump.
Republican lawmakers running for re-election in rural America worry that the fallout could turn voters off, even in states Trump won handily.
China is trying to undermine support for Trump's policies among farmers. Last month, he voted yes on the reauthorization of the farm bill that once again authorizes tens of billions of dollars that subsidize the USA agriculture industry, paying farmers to grow, or refrain from growing, commodity crops that the market doesn't want. A source quoted by Reuters said aides also strategically put Trump's name into "as many paragraphs as we can because he keeps reading if he's mentioned".
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks to members of the media at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 26, 2018.
Nunes didn't contradict the White House's rationale for considering revoking the clearances - even though Comey and McCabe were both stripped of theirs when they were fired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation - and suggested that each of the officials were dishonest. And he'll do everything he can to protect them, ' Gidley said.