A day before his Inauguration, now President Donald Trump praised his pick for Agriculture Secretary, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. At a candlelight dinner for donors and politicians, Trump spoke about Perdue’s experience as a farmer and said others who wanted the job as secretary of agriculture had never even seen a farm, according to the Hagstrom Report. Trump said of Perdue that: “He came into my office two months ago. Since then I saw ten people that everybody liked, politically correct, and I kept thinking back to Sonny Perdue.” Trump spoke on Perdue’s experience in agriculture, noting he wanted someone for the job who would understand the industry.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.