At a previously scheduled hearing on farm trade, Doud and McKinney were pressed for answers by Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN), who got no answers about what crops or farm products were supposedly involved in the Trump farm agreement.
"Is the President promising additional purchases without that being true?" Craig asked.
"Or has the Department of Agriculture and the Trade Representative just not been told yet what the President is promising?" Craig added.
The President's tweet about the supposed farm trade agreement came the morning after the U.S. and Mexico announced new measures to slow illegal immigration over the southern U.S. border, as Mr. Trump held off on his threat to slap new tariffs on all Mexican goods imported into the United States.
Mexican officials - including their Foreign Minister - have disputed the President's claim of a new trade deal involving purchases of American farm products.
"That seems odd," said Rep. Craig, "that the President has made this announcement and has yet to tell the Department of Agriculture and the Trade Representative for the United States of America."
"I hope we all see that as just a little odd," Craig added.