Tomorrow marks 100 days in the White House for President Donald Trump, and it took 95 of them to get Sonny Perdue confirmed as Agriculture secretary. Perdue was announced as Trump’s pick on the eve of Inauguration Day, so for agriculture, the story of the first 100 days has really been about waiting for Trump’s rural representative to be seated in his Cabinet.
“He’s damaged himself politically with the agriculture community, and I think he’s embarrassed his farm state supporters in the Congress unnecessarily,” Bill Reinsch, a distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, told Pro Trade’s Megan Cassella. “The Republicans, what are they supposed to do — stand up for him or stand up for their voters?”
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