Trump administration gives crooked Brazilian meatpacker another taxpayer-funded bailout despite bipartisan outrage

Bucking mounting bipartisan outrage, the Trump administration this week issued another bailout to a Brazilian-owned meatpacker with a long history of corruption — meaning the shady foreign firm has now received nearly $90 million in taxpayer cash meant for struggling American farmers.

JBS USA, a Colorado-based subsidiary of Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS SA, was given the latest bailout contract from the Agriculture Department on Thursday, raking in $10.8 million for nearly 6.5 million pounds of pork, according to a procurement order reviewed by the Daily News.

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