At the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, under the theme "Rebuilding Rural America", Trump told the audience "you are forgotten no more".
The address Monday was the first by a USA president to the group since 1992, and Trump stressed things he has recently signed into law, including tax cuts and deregulation, that he said would propel the US farming community. "Farm country is God's country", he said during the speech. "Connect Americans Now looks forward to working with President Trump, Congress, and the FCC to reserve spectrum for broadband in TV white spaces and unlock the incredible possibilities that a modern communications infrastructure can offer in rural America".
Trump also described the impact of the federal tax-reform legislation he signed late a year ago, saying that most of its benefits would go to "working families, small businesses and the family farmer".
Starling said Trump will use the appearance to highlight the impact of the tax overhaul on farmers and small businesses.
The estimated value of the tax cuts over the next 10 years is actually $1.5 trillion for families and businesses - not $5.5 trillion. He remarked that it was a tough provision of the tax bill to get approved.
Later on in the speech, Trump also said it was a "privilege" for people to get to vote for him. "Unless you don't want me too", he added, playfully.
"We ditched the rule", Trump said to a standing ovation. "We are witnessing a new era of patriotism, prosperity and pride-and at the forefront of this exciting new chapter is the great American farmer".
Thirty-nine percent of rural Americans lack access to high-speed Internet service, compared with 4 percent of people living in cities, according to a 2016 Federal Communications Commission report.
"Broadband access and developing rural community, building stronger rural communities will definitely help our kids out", Miller said.
"As we put money back into the pockets of all Americans, we are also putting an end to the regulatory assault on your way of life", Trump said. The Farm Bureau ran a public relations campaign against the rule and called it "dangerous and unlawful".
"From [day one], we've been working to deliver for America's farmers, just as they work every single day to deliver for us", the president said. The massive federal legislation funds federal agriculture and food policy, and it provides for rural communities.
Another group, Refuse Fascism ATL, says that before kickoff, they'll "take a knee against Trump" outside CNN's world headquarters, in solidarity with athletes who have knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. Changes dateline Trump scheduled to speak in Nashville at 4:10 p.m. EST, attend game at 6:45 p.m. EST. Trump left out that half of the equation.
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