President Donald Trump speaks at Snap-On Tools April 18, 2017, in Kenosha, WI Scott Olson/Getty Images
President Donald Trump speaks to workers at the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-On on April 18, 2017, in Kenosha, Wis.

Trump upset over ag being targeted by China

President instructs Ag Secretary Perdue to use his broad authority to implement a plan to protect American farmers and agriculture from trade fallout.

In the ongoing, tit-for-tat trade spat between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump has asked the U.S. Trade Representative to examine imposing another $100 billion of additional tariffs against China because it chose to harm the U.S. agriculture industry. He also has instructed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to offer any way to protect and support U.S. farmers and agricultural interests.

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