MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers is urging President Donald Trump to end his trade wars with other countries because they’re hurting Wisconsin farmers.
Evers, a Democrat, sent Trump a letter Monday asking him to end the disputes. He says Wisconsin farmers are suffering a “triple whammy” of trade uncertainty, low commodity prices and bad weather.
Today, I sent a letter to @realdonaldtrump asking him to listen to farmers and stop the unproductive trade wars. A government check cannot make up for what Wisconsin farmers have lost financially or personally. Our farmers want trade, not aid. pic.twitter.com/T3wXH0SToA— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) August 12, 2019
The state Democratic Party held a news conference earlier Monday to criticize Trump on the one-year anniversary of a tweet in which the president called for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Trump made the tweet after the Milwaukee-based company it was moving production of motorcycles sold in Europe to facilities outside the U.S. Harley-Davidson blamed tariffs the European Union imposed in retaliation for tariffs Trump imposed on a host of EU products.
This story has been updated to correct the day of the news conference to Monday.