President Donald Trump isn’t known for his affinity for luxury foods. But in early June he began expressing keen interest in Maine lobster and flew there to meet with commercial fishermen. This week he signed a memo directing the Department of Agriculture to provide aid to the U.S. lobster industry.
“Enjoy your ‘lobstering,’ “ the president posted on Twitter. The crustacean’s prices are at unprecedented lows thanks to trade wars and the effects of coronavirus on shipments of the prized seafood to Asia, notably for occasions such as Lunar New Year.