Trump Says U.S. Farmers to Get $15 Billion in Aid Amid China Trade Spat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a meeting with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the Oval Office, Monday. (Reuters/Carlos Barria)

President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration was planning to provide about $15 billion in aid to help U.S. farmers whose products may be targeted with tariffs by China amid a deepening trade spat.

“We’re going to take the highest year, the biggest purchase that China has ever made with our farmers, which is about $15 billion, and do something reciprocal to our farmers so our farmers can do well,” Trump told reporters at the White House.