The president of the National Farmer’s Union is sounding a clarion call to the Trump administration that China is being permanently lost as an agricultural export market. They aren’t going to come back to buying our products if they have no confidence in American trade policy, which has been flushed down the crapper over the last couple of years. This is not farmers taking one for the team. This is farmers and many other exporters being permanently disabled.
Trade group leader Roger Johnson said in a radio interview Thursday that it will take “decades” to reverse damage caused by Trump. China, he added, is now a “lost market” for American farmers because of Trump’s trade war.
And this little gem;
“I would … argue that it would be far more effective if we did it with the rest of world, instead of first ticking off the rest of the world and then trying to do it all by ourself,” he said.
This is all a result of taking nationalism way too far, leaving the realm of patriotism and national self interest and blindly entering the world of isolationism. This is not hating on Trump, this is real world consequences of his actions. China has complete control over their economy and their farmers and manufacturers, we never had a chance of winning a trade war with them. And don’t dare anyone accuse me of wanting that same kind of control here, it is pretty much the last thing I would ever advocate for. It’s just a fact of the matter at hand.
I’ll stop before I create a dang wall of text. The article goes into much more detail.