A Commercial: Farmers for Trump
Title: Farmers for Trump.
Intention: to demonstrate that Trump tariffs on China were yet another failed deal, and that he has made American farmers — who are proud of their independence and self-reliance — dependent on him and his policies and the kind of welfare they despise.
Scene: Various cut scenes, sweeping in over soybeans or corn, could be Ashland, Ohio or Ashland, Iowa.
Male narrator: “America was never about one man in the White House”
Scene: Quick cuts: farmer eating breakfast / pulling on boots /walking alongside a cornfield.
Farmer #1: “I used to have to get up early and do the chores, check the fences … but now since the tariffs, I work for Trump.
Scene: farmer standing in a fallow field / cut to men standing in a line outside a bank or land office.
Narrator: Donald Trump gave billions of dollars in bailout money to US farmers and based the American way of life on a bet that his tariffs on China would work. When they didn’t, he gave the farmers even more borrowed bailout money.
Farmer #2: “I don’t consider it Welfare, it’s not like I didn’t do something. There is a lot of paperwork to be filled out.”
Farmer #1: “A LOT of paperwork, that’s for sure.”
Scene: Weathered white hand filling out forms. Cut to man handing forms to a woman behind a plexiglass window at a bank
Woman #1: “I need that in triplicate. Two copies for the government. You keep the one that’s left.”
Farmer #2: “This tariff thing is going to work. Until then I just sit tight and the government pays me. I just have to trust Trump. And fill out these forms.”
Farmer #1: “It’s only for a couple more years, maybe then it will start to work.”
Scene: Farmer #3 standing in a fallow field near a telephone pole that looks like it might be the post of a billboard.
Farmer #3: “Besides, it’s not like I only get money for not planting my crops. also got a signing bonus for this …”
Scene: Farmer #3 gestures and the scene widens to show that he is standing next to a lit up Vegas-style “Trump Farm” billboard near a farmhouse. Cut to the same scene later in the evening, with the sign blinking and lighting up an empty field. The lights come on and you hear a buzz and see the farmer illuminated near the sign. Then a moment of silence when the lights click off.
Farmer #3: “So, that’s nice.”
Scene: A working man with a loaded pickup stops to visit another man sitting on the front porch. The man on the porch has nice wristwatch on, clean hands and trimmed nails, shiny leather shoes, a button-up shirt, and is drinking lemonade.
Visiting man: “Oh I see you’re a farmer for Trump.”
Host man, directly to the camera: “I don’t like to call it welfare. It’s not like I don’t do anything.”
Scene: Host man, in full daylight, using a gas-powered weedeater (or better yet, a sickle or a scythe) to clear weeds around the base of the Trump billboard.
Narrator: For generations American farms fed a country and sold the rest to the world. They handed these farms to their children. Now a New York millionaire who has never done a single day of hard work comes in and changes everything. But farms are not hotels. And farmers are not politicians. They were taught that the rain would bless the work of their hands, and that they should lend to others, but never borrow.
Let’s get America working to build back better.