Arkansas is in the middle of a trade war and Senator Tom Cotton is outright mocking farmers who are bearing the brunt of it. Arkansans have had enough.
Cotton said farmers in Arkansas who are worried about the slow collapse of the farm economy under tariffs should be grateful they don’t live in a war zone. Cotton got himself on CBS News and went to New York City to share his disdain for Arkansas farmers, “that sacrifice is pretty minimal compared to the sacrifices that our soldiers make overseas.” Check out Sen. Cotton’s disdain for farmers >>>
“There will be some sacrifice on the part of Americans, I grant you that. But also that sacrifice is pretty minimal compared to the sacrifices that our soldiers make overseas that are fallen heroes or laid to rest,” @SenTomCotton on trade war with China pic.twitter.com/lqlEZtaeBs
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 13, 2019
Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman Michael John Gray shut Cotton down.
“He should stand up and say, ‘Arkansas’ number one industry is agriculture, this trade war with China hurts us and I’m going to be against it.’ Instead he continues to speak from the president’s platform and ignore the needs of our people,” said Gray, who farms in Woodruff County.
Cotton might be able to get away with disrespecting farmers in Washington, but he won’t be able to get away with it in Arkansas in 2020.