Trump misfires, tweets American Farm Bureau speech in wrong city

Trump confuses New Orleans for Nashville

Trump confuses New Orleans for Nashville

President Trump tweeted that he would be speaking to farmers later Monday - but listed the wrong city.

"The men and women in this room come from different backgrounds and from all across our land", he said at the 2018 convention, "but each of you carries the same title that's been proudly borne by patriots and pioneers, inventors and entrepreneurs, the title of - very proudly - American farmer".

Says Trump: "It's going to be easier for them to get in". They can't apply for financial aid the federal government is giving farmers hurt by Trump's trade policies because of the shutdown.

Richard Musel, of Bennington, Nebraska, a corn and soybean farmer, described business as "marginal" but said he doesn't blame Trump.

Lemuel and Shelby Ricks grow cotton, soybeans, wheat and peanuts on their farm in Conway, North Carolina.

With low prices and the ongoing trade dispute with China, farmers, too, have been impacted by the shutdown; the Agriculture Department (USDA) had to delay releasing key crop reports crucial for farmers to plan upcoming crop seasons. The shutdown meanwhile has delayed applications for federal farm loan applications and an aid package meant to ease the pain of the trade war.

The Rickses said they voted for Trump and will again in 2020, contending the country will benefit from Trump's policies in the long run.

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

The visit comes as the government remains partially shuttered, with Trump and Democrats at an impasse over funding for a wall the president wants to be built along the U.S. -Mexico border.

After he returns to Washington, Trump will welcome the NCAA football champion Clemson Tigers to the White House. Air Force One was airborne after about a half hour.

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