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Soybean farmers complain about Trump’s trade war but say they’ll stand by him ‘to the death’

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Farmers being hit by the Chinese tariffs imposed on American agriculture products as part of Trump’s trade war say they don’t want handouts.

In an interview with NBC Nightly News, four farmers said that prices on their products have dropped 20 percent and that a share of Trump’s $12 billion handout won’t do them much good.

“We have no control over anything,” said one of the farmers interviewed. “Everything is based in Washington and China… we have no control on that, but the markets keep going down. If this continues, there are gonna be some people who don’t continue to farm, and that would be sad.”

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All of the farmers interviewed said they voted for Trump.

“I’m a good American, I believe that we all have to toe the line,” said another farmer. “Am I willing to take my lumps for the benefit of the entire country? Yes, I personally am.”

How long can the farmers endure these tariffs?

“To the death,” one said.

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Trump has 66 GOP endorsements ‘former national security and senior officials’ — who have no real experience: conservative

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In an election year, it is commonplace for candidates to list lengthy endorsements in an effort to showcase the trust, loyalty and earned respect by recognizable names and organizations. This year, the process is a bit different.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden is winning far more endorsements from national security professionals and retired flag officers — and by a large margin. The former vice president has the endorsement of 780 retired military officers and national security appointees — nearly 12 times as many as Trump. On the flip-side, Trump has a total of 66.

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President Donald Trump was said to have "abruptly" ended an interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl at the White House.

According to CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins, the "drama" occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

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Trump mask-shames CBS reporter Lesley Stahl — and ominously warns ‘much more to come’

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His anti-mask attitude reportedly resulted in White House and campaign staff not wearing masks so as to avoid angering their boss.

And Trump has repeatedly attacked Joe Biden for wearing facial coverings -- even after the president was hospitalized for COVID-19.

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Trump included video of their interview in his tweet:

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