It looks like America’s farmers may be able to take a longer, more intelligent view of Trump’s tariffs than the mainstream media thinks. Which violates one of the most prized assumptions of the MSM – that you’re dumb.
A new poll by CNBC and Morning Consult shows that support for Trump stayed about the same in rural areas of farm states between May and the end of July. Farmers understand that these trade deals treat the United States unfairly and that they may have to absorb some short-term pain to achieve long-term gain.
And I’ll bet some of them are also taking a principled stand: It’s not right, and it has to be changed, even if I’m harmed.
Principled stands do not factor into the thinking of the press and analysts in Washington, who only view things through a political lens and see voters’ behavior as entirely motivated by personal gain.