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Trump: Give Our Farmers Economic Aid, Not Foreign Countries Who ‘Don’t Give a Damn About Us’

US President Donald Trump meets with farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael at a farm in Macon, Georgia, October 15, 2018. - President Donald Trump toured areas of Florida devastated by Hurricane Michael last week, and met some of the thousands of people still struggling to survive without running water or …
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President Donald Trump criticized the government for sending billions of dollars of aid to foreign countries instead of using to help the United States.

“You know what’s amazing?” Trump said Sunday at a campaign rally in Georgia. “We give billions and billions of dollars to these foreign countries that don’t give a damn about us, and we can’t get a couple of bucks to farmers who get wiped out by a hurricane. And we’re going to take care of our farmers.”

Trump recalled visiting the Georgia farmers in October who lost a majority of their crops to Hurricane Michael.

“I met with a lot of the farmers and these are great people,” he said. “I’ll never forget it, actually.”

Trump also criticized the amount of money sent to countries in South America such as Honduras and El Salvador, noting that they failed to stop the caravan of migrants from traveling to the United States.

“We pay these countries hundreds of millions of dollars which, by the way, we’ll be stopping very soon, OK?” he said. “They don’t do a damn thing. They don’t do a damn thing for us.”

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