U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, an outspoken advocate for trade and American agriculture, issued the following statement regarding the White House's plan to spend $12 billion on trade-war bailouts.

“This trade war is cutting the legs out from under farmers and White House’s ‘plan’ is to spend $12 billion on gold crutches. America’s farmers don’t want to be paid to lose – they want to win by feeding the world. This administration’s tariffs and bailouts aren’t going to make America great again, they’re just going to make it 1929 again.”