According to data from the Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, the state lost 10 percent of its dairy farmers in 2019, Business Insider reports.
It’s the biggest one-year loss on record, and highlights the impact of Trump’s trade wars.
In response to Trump’s trade wars against China, the country slashed its purchases of American dairy products in half, throwing many farmers out of business as a result, making the already shaky economic environment for small dairy farms even worse.
Trump won Wisconsin by a razor-thin margin in 2016, making it a likely battleground state in 2020.
Legal experts speculate Bill Barr was merely ‘nonsense posturing’ when he claimed Trump’s tweets made his job ‘impossible’
Attorney General William Barr recently complained that President Donald Trump makes it “impossible” for him to do his job when he tweets about cases that are still making their way through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the federal courts — for example, the criminal case of long-time Trump ally and veteran GOP operative Roger Stone. But Barr remains a Trump loyalist, and Law & Crime reporter Jerry Lambe notes in an article published on February 25 that Trump continues to tweet about Stone’s case.
Adam Schiff explains how Trump just crippled US election security with appointment of ‘loyalist’ intel director
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) warned on Wednesday that election security in the United States is in jeopardy due to President Donald Trump's choice for acting director of national intelligence.
CNN's Manu Raju asked Schiff about the appointment of Richard Grenell as the nation's top intelligence coordinator.
"He has little to no relevant experience except for being a Trump loyalist," Schiff noted. "And the level of confidence that we can have that we will get fully informed of threats to our elections has just gone down to practically none."
Grenell, who currently serves as the ambassador to Germany, has come under fire from Democrats for possibly violating federal law after he "failed to inform the department about work he did for foreign entities before joining the Trump administration," according to CBS News.
How the coronavirus has infected Trump’s presidency — and is spreading throughout the global economy
Nobody saw this coming. Turns out it may not be Bernie, Mike, Joe, Liz, Pete—or even Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff—who bring down Donald Trump.
While it’s still early, there are indications that the coronavirus is the pandemic that could torpedo, among other things, the booming economy Trump has always taken credit for and assumed would sweep him back into office in 2020.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 2000 points Monday and Tuesday on coronavirus-fueled. At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control warned Americans that they should “work with us to prepare for the expectation that this could be bad” and outlined how schools and businesses should prepare if the virus spreads. San Francisco announced a state of emergency Tuesday.