President Donald Trump recently told people attending the American Farm Bureau’s annual convention in Tennessee that they were “so lucky” he gave them the “privilege” of voting for him during last year’s presidential election given the policies he’s pushed for agriculture.
“We are streamlining regulations that have blocked cutting-edge biotechnology, setting free our farmers to innovate, thrive and to grow,” Trump said at the convention.
“Oh, are you happy you voted for me. You are so lucky I gave you that privilege,” he said, prompting laughter and cheers from the crowd.
“The other choice wasn’t going to work out too well for the farmers. Or the miners, or anybody else,” Trump added, referring to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. And of course, the people in attendance started a quick chat of “Lock her up”.
Trump was at the convention in Nashville, Tenn., where he touched on how farmers would benefit from changes to the estate tax and decreased regulations.
“Every Democrat in the House and every Democrat in the Senate voted against tax cuts for the American farmer and for the American worker,” Trump said.
“Make sure you look up @realdonaldtrump,” Trump told the crowd of farmers, referring to his Twitter username. “It’s the only way around the media. Fake media.”
— ABC News (@ABC) January 8, 2018
His ego is so big it’s beyond comprehension.
— JulianaCCBDM (@JCCBDM) January 8, 2018
— JCmacc (@JCmacc1) January 8, 2018
Oh, he just forgot that voting is one our rights. Nope. Not a privilege.
— Brooke (@BrookeKilpatri4) January 8, 2018