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Trump’s entire trade speech destroyed on CNN by WaPo columnist with one brutal observation

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Appearing on CNN, just as the network cut away from President Donald Trump’s rambling national address on a bailout for America’s farmers, a Washington Post columnist quickly dismantled the president’s plan with a simple — and brutally correct — observation.

Sitting in with host Brook Baldwin, columnist Catherine Rampell pointed out that Tump’s trade war is forcing him to help out farmers with billions in dollars from the U.S. Treasury — a great measure of which come from government borrowing.

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With Baldwin noting that the president once again said that China would bear the brunt of the tariffs — only to point out that it is U.S. consumers who are on the hook — the CNN host asked about where the proposed $16 billion bailout would come from.

“What is the truth”?” Baldwin asked.

“The truth is that Americans’ are paying for the cost of these tariffs,” Rampell explained. “Including farmers through lost business, of course to China, but to lots of other countries.”

“Basically, Trump is saying is, rather than having our farmers sell soybeans to China, let’s borrow from China to pay farmers to not sell soybeans to China,” she summed it up, adding, “That is effectively what is happening here because we are transferring from the U.S. Treasury.”

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Entire CNN panel beats down Santorum for Ukraine misinformation: ‘You don’t get to decide what the facts are’

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Conservative CNN contributor Rick Santorum was called out on Sunday after he seemed to be uneducated about President Donald Trump's attempt to have Ukraine investigate Joe Biden and his son.

During a panel discussion on CNN, Republican contributor Mia Love said that Trump's communication with Ukraine was not "appropriate" if he was looking for campaign help.

"There is no equivalence between Joe Biden and Hunter Biden and what this president has allegedly done," Democratic consultant Karen Finney noted. "The things that were investigated against the Bidens [were] shelved, totally debunked."

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Tapper smacks Mnuchin with Trump kids’ international business deals after attack on Biden son

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In a fairly contentious interview with Steve Mnuchin, CNN host Jake Tapper pointed out how Donald Trump's children -- Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric -- have been using their father's name to swing international deals after the Treasury secretary accused former Vice President Joe Biden's son of doing the same.

Mnuchin first dismissed reporting by the Washington Post and the conservative Wall Street Journal that Donald Trump was withholding Ukraine funding in an effort to get dirt on Biden and his son -- saying neither newspaper could be trusted -- he then complained to the CNN host about having to spend seven and a half minutes talking about Trump's Ukraine scandal.

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Trump felt free to ask for Ukraine election interference after Mueller let him off the hook: Wired reporter Garrett Graff

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On CNN's "New Day Weekend," author and commentator Garrett Graff noted that President Donald Trump's attempt to push Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden came right after former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in 2016 ended — and suggested the two were related.

"You know, Garrett, there may be some people thinking 'Gosh, we just got out of the whole scenario with the Mueller report. Now we have this again,'" said anchor Christi Paul. "Do you get a sense that there are people looking at this saying 'I think I have confidence in the 2020 election?'"

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