Four farmers in Illinois — who are caught in the middle of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China — told CBS News that the prices on their goods have dropped by 20 percent because of Chinese tariffs. One farmer predicted some will go out of business:
We have no control over anything. 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.
All of the farmers voted for Trump. One farmer described how he is making a sacrifice:
I’m a good American, I believe that we all have to tow the line. Am I willing to take my lumps for the benefit of the entire country? Yes, I personally am.
Another farmer said he would endure the trade war “to the death.”
(Source: CBS Evening News/YouTube)