A farmer uses a shovel to move corn inside a trailer during a harvest in Buda, Illinois. Photo: Bloomberg
A farmer uses a shovel to move corn inside a trailer during a harvest in Buda, Illinois. Photo: Bloomberg

Donald Trump bypasses Congress to give US$20 billion to farmers hurting from US-China trade war

  • Turning to obscure 1940s law, president seeks to shore up support in rural states ahead of 2020 election
  • Move resembles strategy Trump used to shift millions of dollars meant for US military to pay for sections of his border wall

Topic |   US-China trade war
A farmer uses a shovel to move corn inside a trailer during a harvest in Buda, Illinois. Photo: Bloomberg
A farmer uses a shovel to move corn inside a trailer during a harvest in Buda, Illinois. Photo: Bloomberg
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