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Trump-backing soy bean farmer rails against president’s tariffs: ‘You are putting families in financial peril’

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With President Donald Trump sparking trade wars with Canada, Mexico, the EU and China, some of his supporters in the Midwest are starting to feel uneasy about the direction he’s taking the country.

As CNN reports, soybean farmers in southern Minnesota are already feeling the pinch of China targeting their industry for retaliatory tariffs, as those tariffs are lowering commodity prices and hurting their farms’ value.

“This isn’t just numbers on a sheet or percentage of trade or dollar value,” Michael Petefish, a Trump-backing farmer, tells CNN. “This is multi-generational American families, your base, that you are now squarely putting into financial peril.”

Fellow soy farmer Dale Stevermer, meanwhile, tells CNN that an escalating trade war between the United States and China is not going to do people in his profession any good, no matter what the president says.

“I cringe,” he says of Trump’s trade wars. “When a tariff even gets talked about, it makes both the buyers and the sellers jumpy. It’s going to impact my bottom line, it’s going to impact my business livelihood, and, to an extent, it becomes a mental outlook.”

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Tom Slunecka, the CEO of the Minnesota Soybean Association, says that the political blowback against the president could strike just in time for the midterm elections if the president hasn’t done anything to deescalate the trade wars he’s started.

“We have got about a month and a half where we can play with this thing and then after that, these prices have to be corrected, so we urge the administration to do what it has to do and do it quickly,” he says. “If we get into harvest with prices like they are, it will decimate much of farm country.”

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Trump says he could win Afghanistan war ‘in a week’ by wiping country ‘off the face of the Earth’

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President Donald Trump said that he could win the war in Afghanistan in a week if the country was "wiped off the face of the Earth."

Trump made the remarks on Monday during a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minsister Imran Khan, according to a White House pool report.

“I could win that war in a week," Trump reportedly said. "I don’t want to kill 10 million people. Afghanistan could be wiped off the face of the Earth. I don’t want to go that route.”

Just in, Trump’s comments on Afgahanistan, via pooler @DavidNakamura: “I could win that war in a week. I don’t want to kill 10 million people. Afghanistan could be wiped off the face of the earth. I don’t want to go that route.”

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Trump calls four Dem lawmakers ‘very racist troublemakers’ in latest angry Twitter tirade

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President Donald Trump on Monday once again launched an attack on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in an angry Twitter tirade.

"The 'Squad' is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart," the president wrote. "They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!"

The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!

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Vogue editor Anna Wintour refuses to talk about Melania Trump so she can lavish praise on Michelle Obama

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Vogue editor and fashion doyenne Anna Wintour had little good to say about current First Lady Melania Trump in an interview with the Economist, choosing instead to lavish praise on Michelle Obama as the "best ambassador this country could possibly have."

In the interview, which can be heard below, Anna McElvoy wanted to talk about Melania but Wintour seemed to have no interest in the former fashion model from Slovenia who is currently the third wife of Donald Trump.

“[Melania] I think, very consciously, wanted to see herself as an ambassador for British fashion, in this case, or a transatlantic ambassador,” McElvoy asked, pointing to the first lady's recent trip to the U.K. “I mean, do you value that?”

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