Farmer Tim Bardole plants a field near Perry, Iowa, on May 22. Donald Trump won the presidency by winning rural America, in part by pledging to use his business savvy and tough negotiating skills to take on China and put an end to trade practices that have hurt farmers for years. While the prolonged fight has been devastating to an already-struggling agriculture industry, there’s little indication Trump is paying a political price. (Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Farmer Tim Bardole plants a field near Perry, Iowa, on May 22. Donald Trump won the presidency by winning rural America, in part by pledging to use his business savvy and tough negotiating skills to take on China and put an end to trade practices that have hurt farmers for years. While the prolonged fight has been devastating to an already-struggling agriculture industry, there’s little indication Trump is paying a political price. (Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Trump’s ‘great patriot’ farmers follow him into a trade war

“He does really seem to be fighting for us,” Iowa farmer Tim Bardole says.

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