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Trump says Americans don’t have to pay tariffs — and then proves himself wrong 7 words later

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President Donald Trump on Monday insisted that there is “no reason” that Americans should have to pay for the tariffs he has placed on China — even though members of his administration have said otherwise.

“There is no reason for the U.S. Consumer to pay the Tariffs, which take effect on China today,” Trump wrote before admitting that Americans can expect a 4 percent increase in the cost of some Chinese goods.

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“This has been proven recently when only 4 points were paid by the U.S., 21 points by China because China subsidizes product to such a large degree,” the president wrote.

Trump went on to note that tariffs can be “completely avoided” by buying from other countries.

“There will be nobody left in China to do business with,” Trump said, predicting that business would move to Vietnam. “Very bad for China, very good for USA! But China has taken so advantage of the U.S. for so many years, that they are way ahead (Our Presidents did not do the job). Therefore, China should not retaliate-will only get worse!”

On Sunday, chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow admitted that Americans will be on the hook for Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products.

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‘Brett Kavanaugh’s penis is back in the news’: Bill Maher breaks down the latest Supreme Court scandal

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HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher broke down the latest scandal facing the United States Supreme Court.

"Brett Kavanaugh's penis is back in the news," Maher said. "The New York Times kind of tripped over his dick on this one."

Maher suggested the report reflects poorly on Kavanaugh's manhood.

"The problem is the woman, the victim, has no recollection of it happening -- which isn't really a ringing endorsement of his penis," Maher said.

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‘It’s all up to Republicans’: Columnist wonders when the GOP will stand up to Trump

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President Donald Trump's burgeoning scandal with Ukraine has one columnist wondering when Republicans will put country before party.

"I was going to write today about how House Democrats are handling the impeachment question. But the truth is, it’s largely irrelevant. As long as Republicans are united in opposition, President Donald Trump will stay in office," Bloomberg Opinion columnist Jonathan Bernstein wrote. "That’s not to say that there aren’t bad and worse choices for Democrats, but they’re not the ones who have the real decision to make."

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Kellyanne Conway’s husband scorches Democrats for not impeaching Trump in blistering WaPo op-ed

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President Donald Trump has been "emboldened" by congressional inaction, according to a powerful new op-ed published Friday evening by The Washington Post.

The bipartisan appeal was written by prominent Republican attorney George Conway, who is the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, and Neal Katyal, who served as the acting Solicitor General during the Obama administration.

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