NAWG Takes Issue with Trump's Tweet About Wheat
USAgNet - 08/15/2019
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump was scheduled to deliver remarks on energy in Pennsylvania. But according to the National Association of Wheat Growers, he instead, diverted and talked about trade with Japan and discounted the importance of wheat
exports to the market:
"Many car plants -- they're coming in from Japan. I told Prime Minister Abe -- great guy. I said, 'Listen, we have a massive deficit with Japan.' They send thousands and thousands -- millions -- of cars. We send them wheat. Wheat. (Laughter.) That's not a
good deal. And they don't even want our wheat. They do it because they want us to at least feel that we're okay. You know, they do it to make us feel good."
Here is NAWG's Tweet:
@realDonaldTrump Mr. President, Japan is the #1 market for US wheat exports on average, where we hold just over 50% of the market. They don't buy our wheat because "they want us to feel okay." They buy it because it's the highest quality wheat in the
world. That's not fake news.