In a video posted on Twitter by Aaron Rupar from Vox, Fox News cuts away from President Trump’s speech as he begins to ramble about tractors needing internet.
Trump was talking about revitalizing the Midwest economy at an event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Tuesday when he began to veer off course about how farmers' tractors could not hook up to the internet. Fox News immediately cut away from the president to talk about his speech and avoid more of his rant.
While most tractors today do have an internet connection to keep track of weather and crop yield, Trump said, “We secured nearly $1.2 billion to expand rural broadband, which you need very badly. You need very badly. They have not treated the Midwest well with broadband, with anything having to do with the word computer. I look at some of those tractors and they don’t even hook up. They’re all set. But you don’t have the capability in terms of your infrastructure.”