During a segment on how the tariffs imposed by Donald Trump are still impacting the nation’s farmers, a Pennsylvania farmer who claims he voted for the president now states he and others are the victim of a “back-stabbing” and are struggling to survive.
In the clip, introduced by “New Day” host John Berman, correspondent Vanessa Yurkevich began, “Farmers have had a tough couple of years between bad weather and this trade war that has persisted. Nationally, farm bankruptcies are up 20 percent in just the last year and, here, dairy farms in Pennsylvania are dwindling. We spoke to some farmers who supported the president but say they’re rethinking their vote for 2020.”
Introducing dairy owner Bill Boyd of Mount Bethel, she asked, “Is the dairy business profitable?”
“Just like everything else in agriculture right now, barely profitable,” he replied.
With Yurkevich noting that Boyd is a “Republican, voted for President Trump but doesn’t support the president’s tactics with China,” she asked, “How big of a hit has that loss of the China market been to you?”
“Cost the farmers here $2 a bushel,” he replied, adding, “That’s the profit.”
According to Yurkevich, “Pennsylvania will be a key state in the 2020 election. It helped elect President Trump in 2016 who campaigned here on promises made to farmers like Boyd.”
“I think he’s sort of back-stabbing the main people who got him into office in the Midwest, all those midwest states helped to vote him in and also Pennsylvania,” Boyd explained. “He just left us out.”
Despite that, when asked if he would vote for Trump in 2020, Boyd conceded, “Unless they come up with a better alternative, I’m going to vote for him again.”
Senators learn of damning timeline implicating Rudy Giuliani during Trump’s impeachment trial
On Thursday, during the third day of the impeachment trial, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) walked senators through the timeline of actions carried out by President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
"We've walked through some of the timeline of the actions and statements about Ukraine, but let's just line them up briefly because it makes the story so clear," said Lofgren. "April 2019. Vice President Biden officially announced his campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. And a reminder, at the time of Biden's announcement and for months after, public polling, including from Fox News, showed that Biden would beat President Trump. The Fox News polling data is up on the chart."
WATCH: House Dem trolls Trump at impeachment by citing a Fox News poll showing him getting crushed by Biden
Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) on Thursday used a Fox News poll to establish President Donald Trump's motive for wanting to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden during the Senate impeachment trial.
In arguing that Trump's sole motivation for requesting that the Ukrainian government investigate Biden was to help with his own reelection campaign, she showed polls from the president's favorite cable news network that showed him getting absolutely crushed by the former vice president.
"The chart on the screen shows a Fox News poll emphasizing... that from March through December, Vice President Biden had consistently led President Trump in national polls by significant margins," she said. "Beginning around March, Vice President Biden is beating the president in polls, even on Fox News. In April, Biden officially announces his candidacy, and... that is when the president gets worried."
Rick Santorum flails wildly after CNN panel busts him for excusing Trump’s misconduct
Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum on Thursday flailed wildly after a group of his fellow CNN panelists nailed him for excusing President Donald Trump's impeachable misconduct.
During a panel discussion about Republican Senators' unwillingness to call witnesses to Trump's impeachment trial, Santorum argued that additional witnesses weren't needed because Trump eventually released military aid to Ukraine after he got caught withholding it. Santorum also argued that the Senate should give Trump a pass even if he did shake down the Ukrainian government to hurt the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden.