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20 December 2018 | USA

Trump approves second round of aid payments for trade war stricken farmers

President Donald Trump on Monday said he authorized a second round of payments from an aid package of up to $12 billion designed to help farmers stung by the U.S. trade war with China, billing it as a promise kept to a key constituency.
“Today I am making good on my promise to defend our Farmers & Ranchers from unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations,” Trump said in a Twitter post.
“I have authorized Secretary Perdue to implement the 2nd round of Market Facilitation Payments,” he said, referring to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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