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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.

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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‘I don’t have to do it, legally’: Trump says he can invade Iran without Congress’ permission

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On Monday, CNN reported that in a new interview, President Donald Trump said that he can invade Iran without congressional approval — and that although he would "like the idea" of keeping Congress in the loop, he doesn't "legally" have to do so.

"I like the idea of keeping Congress abreast, but I wouldn't have to do that," said Trump. In response to the fact that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said he must obtain congressional approval first, Trump said, "I disagree. I think most people seem to disagree."

"I do like keeping them — they are intelligent people," added Trump. "They will come up with some thoughts. I actually learned a couple of things the other day when we had our meeting with Congress which I think were helpful to me. I do like keeping them abreast, but I don't have to do it, legally."

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US foes are goading Trump because they know he’s a ‘blow-hard and full of bluster’: CNN analyst

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President Donald Trump walked back from the brink of atrocities last week, from calling off a military strike against Iran to pushing back planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in major American cities.

On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin told anchor Wolf Blitzer how foreign adversaries have been emboldened to challenge Trump — because for all his bombast, they know they are calling a bluff.

"I think Donald Trump is pretty well a known quantity at this point," said Toobin. "I mean, I think people around the world know he's a blowhard, knows he's full of bluster. But that's no reason to get into a war."

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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin stunned that Trump fans don’t care how many women accuse him of assault

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CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Monday expressed astonishment that journalist E. Jean Carroll's rape allegations against President Donald Trump haven't gotten more attention.

During a discussion with CNN's Gloria Borger, Baldwin broke down how a shocking number of women have made allegations of sexual misconduct against the president, who was also caught on camera bragging about sexually assaulting women in the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape from 2006.

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