Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump’s Trade Bailout

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended President Donald Trump’s proposal to give temporary financial assistance to farmers affected by retaliatory tariffs, in a Thursday morning interview on “Fox & Friends.”

“We can’t keep getting screwed, folks,” Conway declared, adding, “He doesn’t want Americans, including American farmers, to continue to suffer.”

Conway’s defense follows a White House announcement that will offer $12 billion in temporary assistance to farmers affected by retaliatory tariffs after the Trump administration imposed its own tariffs on numerous countries.

“President Trump has authorized the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to authorize up to $12 billion in aid to the American agricultural heartland under The Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act,” the White House announced Wednesday, adding, “Aid to American farmers will provide relief from unfair retaliations until free, fair, and reciprocal trade deal can be reached with our trading partners.”