Economy

In New Orleans, Trump vows to fight for wall

In New Orleans, Trump vows to fight for wall

The U.S. economy lost $3.6 billion by January 11, according to an S&P Global Ratings report, which suggests that by the end of the next two weeks, the economy will have lost more than the price of President Donald Trump's requested border wall. "See you in a little while".

Agriculture Secretary Sunny Perdue acknowledged that farmers are hurt by the shutdown - and said it needs to end soon.

Mr. Trump didn't address the impact the shutdown is having on farmers.

Farmers are gathering in New Orleans to hear from President Donald Trump as their businesses feel the effects of his trade policies and the partial government shutdown.

Trump spent much of his remarks justifying his position, insisting that a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border is needed on security and humanitarian grounds.

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Outside the convention center, several hundred demonstrators gathered holding signs that said "Open the Government Now" and "Deport Trump" and chanting "Build Bridges Not Walls" and "Love Trumps Hate".

"No one understands more than our famers that the tough decisions we make today will reap dividends down the road", Trump said, adding that their "greatest harvest" is yet to come.

The South Carolina Republican is encouraging Trump to reopen government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over a border wall. That's the Democrats. Our president is pretty stern.

The USDA did, however, extend a deadline for farmers to apply for payments to offset losses they incurred due to the trade dispute. They say they've been hurt by low commodity prices and the shutdown.

"We're not giving up on him now, " Shelby Ricks said.


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