President Donald Trump has announced a $16 billion aid package for American farmers aimed at softening the financial blow created by the ongoing trade war with China.
This announcement comes as tensions continue to escalate between the United States and China.
Thursday’s aid package is the second bailout the Trump administration has issued in response to decreased agriculture trade with China.
Earlier this month, talks between the two countries ended without a deal as Trump imposed another round of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.
And both Trump and President Xi Jinping of China have signaled that they are prepared for a long fight, if necessary.