President Donald Trump infamously said that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose any supporters.
Now, one former Trump supporter is saying the opposite:
He wouldn't support Trump again even if the President were divine.
The former supporter, Ohio soybean farmer and former Shelby County Republican Chair, Christopher Gibbs, is immensely affected by Trump's trade war with China. China levied tariffs against U.S. soybeans in retaliation to tariffs imposed by Donald Trump.
Trump has repeatedly assured that negotiations with China are ongoing. Most recently, the President announced a $50 billion deal with China to boost U.S. agriculture, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin clarified that the deal was still in discussion.
After Trump's numerous hollow assurances to farmers, Gibbs made it clear in an interview with CNBC that he doesn't care what materializes anymore. The President still won't get his vote in the 2020 election:
"It doesn't matter what he comes up with now. He could come up with this $50 billion, he could walk across my pond and not get wet, and I'm still not going to vote for him because, you know, at the end of the day my name is Chris Gibbs, it's not Judas, and I'm not going to sell my political moorings for 30 pieces of silver. So no ― I'm out."
Ohio soybean farmer won't believe the partial trade deal with China is for real until his "beans are on the boat." https://t.co/2R7HgFUxZu— Power Lunch (@Power Lunch)1571080629.0
People used the moment to highlight the damage Trump has done to agriculture.
@PowerLunch Yes! Was thinking same thing. 2020 primaries may show Republicans we are tired of his act.— Jim (@Jim)1571081971.0
Farmers are done with lying @realDonaldTrump Gibbs said he doesn’t believe Trump’s claims he made a deal for Chin… https://t.co/7L6nklLdiu— Blue Lantern (@Blue Lantern)1571146588.0
@jilevin Good for him. Some people can learn a lesson and move on.— Mike Burgess (@Mike Burgess)1571096937.0
What's more, other farmers are saying the same.
China hasn't paid one thin cent of Trump's taxes on trade. 100% of the cost has come out of the pockets of America… https://t.co/zBoAzwXuw7— Nate Bell (@Nate Bell)1570407000.0
@ReutersAg As a farmer, my support of @realDonaldTrump has vanished! All the MFP $ in the world doesn't make up for… https://t.co/qZPDewEwKR— Randy Gaffney (@Randy Gaffney)1566344142.0
@ACTforAmerica @realDonaldTrump As a farmer I can say that isn't true and I'm embarrassed by any farmers that still… https://t.co/g9MISVlEx5— Nancy Eileen (@Nancy Eileen)1567098882.0
@karfrnd @cski_michelle @DianeAtkins @SpeakerPelosi @realDonaldTrump Trade agreements as a farmer it is sucking the life right out of us.— Cherylburgess3413@yahoo.com (@Cherylburgess3413@yahoo.com)1570508498.0
Chinese diplomats will soon visit the White House in hopes of reaching a deal.
Meanwhile, the man who bankrupted casinos continues to gamble with other people's money and livelihoods.
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