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CNN interview goes off the rails when Santorum claims ‘earphone’ problem instead of defending Trump tarriffs

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Poppy Harlow and Rick Santorum (CNN/screen grab)

Former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) on Thursday conveniently had a difficult time hearing a question about President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum, which could hurt Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections

During a panel discussion on CNN, host Poppy Harlow asked Santorum if Trump’s tariffs would complicate his ability to support candidates in Pennsylvania.

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“Could the tariffs complicate all of that?” Harlow wondered.

“Did the what?” Santorum asked.

“Could the tariffs complicate all of that?” Harlow said again.

“I’m not catching that word,” Santorum insisted.

“Tariffs. Tariffs,” Harlow repeated.

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“Paris? I’m missing it. I’m sorry,” Santorum shrugged.

“I hope this makes it on The Daily Show,” Harlow said as she hung her head in defeat. “Trade. Trade. Tariffs!”

“Oh, tariffs!” Santorum exclaimed, finally getting it. “I’m sorry, I’ve got to work on my earphone.”

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‘Black Voices for Trump’ pastor whitewashes Jared Kushner’s racist comments as ‘absolutely true’

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Rev. John Coats, head of the "Black Voices for Trump" group, on Tuesday dismissed racist remarks made by President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

In an interview on Fox News on Monday, Kushner had slammed Black Americans for "complaining" and suggested that they do not want to be successful.

Coats was asked about the remarks during an interview on MSNBC.

"Did it hurt the campaign yesterday when a senior adviser used what many see as a racial stereotype, suggesting that Blacks don't want to be successful?" MSNBC's Chris Jansing asked the pastor.

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Ana Navarro fact-checks Trump team’s deceptively edited Biden video

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