President Donald Trump on Tuesday stated that what people are seeing and reading in the media about America’s economy is “not what’s happening.”
“This country is doing better than it’s ever done before, economically,” Trump said during his speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Kansas City. “But it’s all working out. Just remember: What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”
According to CNN, Trump also added in his speech that voters should “just stick with us.”
“Don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news,” Trump added.
At his speech, Trump also claimed that farmers would be the “biggest beneficiary” of his escalating trade disputes.
His remarks came several hours after it was reported that the Trump administration will provide about $12 billion in financial aid to farmers negatively affected by his tariffs.
However, Trump asserted on Tuesday that the U.S. will continue to negotiate for more fair trade deals, instead of what he called “stupid” ones.
The President later accused the European Union of being a “big abuser” when it comes to issuing tariffs.
The U.S. and China are both caught in an escalating trade war. Additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods were also announced by President Trump.
Besides China, Trump also ordered steep steel and aluminum tariffs to the EU, Mexico, and Canada, as to what he said was national security concerns.
U.S. allies have vowed to respond to these efforts from Trump, with Canada announcing retaliatory tariffs that targeted U.S. exports earlier this month.
Trump regularly condemns the media for their negative reporting.
“When you hear the Fake News talking negatively about my meeting with President Putin, and all that I gave up, remember, I gave up NOTHING.”