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President Trump, Trump Jr. share posts in support of North Dakota farmer's controversial message

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EDGELEY, N.D. - A controversial message plowed into a field by a North Dakota farmer has not only garnered the attention of national media outlets, but now the president and his son.

Both President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., shared a Fox News story to their social media pages praising North Dakota farmer Gene Hanson, of Edgeley, N.D., for plowing "We stand for the national anthem" into a plot of land.

President Trump on his official Facebook page shared out the Fox News link Tuesday, Oct. 10 saying, "Thank you Gene Hanson--a GREAT American (and farmer) who is standing up for our flag, our anthem, and our country!"

The post has been shared over 12,000 times as of 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 and has racked up over 171,000 reactions.

Also on Tuesday, Trump Jr. sent out the same story on his personal Twitter page.

Over the past two years, Hanson has plowed multiple messages into his field –- including a Prince symbol, "Feel the Bern" and "Thank you Veterans," just to name a few.

For more on how Hanson goes about plowing messages into his field, watch WDAY-TV reporter Kevin Wallevand's interview with Hanson by clicking here.