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Trump scorched by CNN panel with stunning list of products affected by his China tariff squabble: ‘This is what a trade war looks like’

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Addressing the report that China has slapped an additional $60 billion in tariffs on products that American consumers crave, a CNN panel highlighted what President Donald Trump has wrought in the latest escalation of his trade war.

As host Jim Sciutto pointed out that Wall Street was expected to take a beating on the China announcement — released just before the opening stock market bell — the panel explained what products would be affected, with tariffs on some products jumping from 10 percent to 25 percent.

According to CNN economic analyst Rana Foroohar, “China has a mission. — they are trying to transition to be a consumer economy. They have plenty of stimulus and plenty of political will. That’s the advantage of autocracy.”

“I don’t see the Chinese backing down here,” she continued. “We have to remember that Trump is asking them to do things that are fundamentally impossible within their political context. He’s saying don’t subsidize state-owned businesses, you have to privatize everything. Well, that’s not the way China works.”

According to CNN’s Christine Romans, consumers can expect to see increases in iPhones, Nike products, toys, sporting goods, clothing, fabrics, appliances and metals used by manufacturers.

“This is what a trade war looks like,” she bluntly advised.

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The panel later stated the tariffs — including the ones that are devastating U.S. farmers — will likely impact President Trump’s ability to get re-elected since Americans vote based upon their pocketbooks.

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Nightmare scenario: Trump could lose by 5 million votes — but still win re-election by one electoral vote

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President Donald Trump could potentially win re-election next year by a single electoral vote.

In that nightmare scenario for Democrats, the president could lose the popular vote -- again -- but still narrowly eke out an electoral win by holding onto four states he carried in 2016, reported Axios.

Even if Democrats flip Michigan and Pennsylvania, increase their vote totals in California and come close to winning Texas -- which could give them 5 million more votes than Trump -- their candidate could still lose if Trump narrowly wins Arizona, Florida, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

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Hope Hicks’ latest obstruction just gave the Democrats a major weapon: report

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Hope Hicks didn't provide much information for Democrats in her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee -- but she may have cracked the stone wall the White House has built around former staffers.

President Donald Trump's former communications director -- and perhaps his most trusted aide outside his family -- claimed blanket immunity throughout her closed-door testimony, but Hicks still gave Democrats something in their legal battle against the White House, argued Margaret Carlson for The Daily Beast.

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A number of Democrats running for president are kind of weird about food

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The New York Times has posted a series of short videos of the Democratic candidates for president answering important questions, like what they propose to do about our broken health care system and just how crooked Donald Trump is. Because campaign coverage demands candidates be allowed “human” (debatable!) moments, the Times also asked the participating candidates about their go-to comfort foods on the campaign trail.

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