The plan, however, has already magnified objections among some Republicans that the tariffs amount to taxes on American consumers.
"Tariffs are the greatest!". "This administration's tariffs and bailouts aren't going to make America great again, they're just going to make it 1929 again".
"America's farmers don't want to be paid to lose - they want to win by feeding the world", he said.
In a tweet Tuesday, the president said "countries who have treated us unfairly on trade are all coming to Washington to negotiate". He added that, "Tariffs are taxes". Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) wrote on Twitter.
"If tariffs punish farmers, the answer is not welfare for farmers - the answer is remove the tariffs", Sen.
The president's bailout program drew widespread criticism from farm state lawmakers of both parties, including Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson who said farmers "want trade, not aid".
The US will also buy crops such as fruits and nuts, distributing them to food banks and other government nutrition programmes. It accounts for a quarter of USA vehicle imports.
Plenty of congressional Democrats took aim at Trump, especially those representing states with large farm economies. "We urge the Administration to recognize this self-inflicted damage and to end the trade war immediately as well as to work within the rules-based trading system in partnership with like-minded countries to address serious problems in the global economy".
Even Iowa Republican Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said in a statement Tuesday.
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China, for instance, has slapped duties on a range of USA products, from soybeans to pork to wine to certain fruits and nuts - and the White House has vowed to place tariffs on more Chinese goods in the coming months.
Trump declared earlier Tuesday that "Tariffs are the greatest!" and threatened to impose additional penalties on USA trading partners as he prepared for negotiations with European officials at the White House. It's as simple as that'. They are meant to protect domestic businesses and put foreign competitors at a disadvantage. "They have the biggest, best, strongest lobbyists".
They can also cut off US producers, including farmers, from foreign marketplaces that have been predictable annual sources of income in the past.
To date, every time that the Trump administration has imposed a tariff on China, China has imposed an equal tariff on US goods.
Other big spenders new to the tariff game include the American Chemistry Council, Amazon, Exxon and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall welcomed the aid, saying it "should help many of our farmers and ranchers weather the rough road ahead and assist in their dealings with their financial institutions".
A number of White House officials, who have been apprehensive about Trump's use of tariffs, had hoped that other countries would quickly offer concessions before things escalated further.
"These countries have been ripping us off for decades", he said.