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Trump trade adviser clashes with CNN’s Jim Sciutto over Mexico tariffs

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President Donald Trump continues to threaten Mexico with harsh tariffs, in an effort to get the nation to yield to his demands to stop migration.

Trump pledged to impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods from Mexico beginning next Monday — even though the economic sanctions are likely to backfire on American importers.

On CNN Wednesday, host Jim Sciutto called out senior Trump advisor Peter Navarro, pointing out that the policy will likely hurt American businesses.

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“Should Americans expect the President to relent on this, or will he go forward?” Sciutto wanted to know.

Navarro referenced a “conveyor belt” of illegal entries as a justification for the tariffs — which even Republicans oppose.

“Every American understands that this is an emergency and a surge,” Navarro claimed about immigration at the Southwest border.

“To be fair not every American … even Republicans rejected the emergency declaration,” Sciutto countered.

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He pointed out that even Ted Cruz is opposed to the tariffs, calling them a “30 billion dollar tax increase on Texans.”

“It’s not nonsense that importers pay tariffs, we’ve been interviewing them every day,” Sciutto noted.

“Are these American producers in Texas lying?” Sciutto demanded to know.

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‘He looks like a florescent green helium balloon’: CNN panel breaks into hysterics at Sean Spicer on #DWTS

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A CNN panel couldn't stop laughing as Republican Scott Jennings rushed to the side of former press secretary Sean Spicer, who debuted on "Dancing With the Stars" Monday night dressed in a bright-green ruffled shirt and dancing the Salsa.

"No way. What the Hell?" Rye asked the second she saw the video of Spicer.

"So, you’ve seen it," Lemon asked Jennings. "So, is this the guy you remember?"

But Rye, blindsided by the chartreuse, cut in.

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‘Not a single Republican reached out to ask what can we do’: Trump’s ‘my African-American’ fan blasts GOP

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President Donald Trump once called Gregory Cheadle "My African-American" during a California campaign rally in 2016, but now Trump's champion is out and he says it's due to the GOP's white supremacy.

In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon, Cheadle asked how any person of color could be part of a party that doesn't want them.

"Well, he and the party have just shown that they have no interest in any of group but white," said Cheadle. "Whites are the primary group. Everyone else may get crumbs. But his agenda is targeted towards benefitting whites. For the GOP as well. The GOP is they want to slash Social Security. They want to slash welfare. They don't say diddly-squat about cutting subsidies, loan guarantees, government contracts and whatever else for the wealthy. So they're all about themselves."

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The real reason Trump is so jealous of Obama is that he might win an Emmy: Trump biographer

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A CNN panel broke out into laughter talking about President Donald Trump's pathetic jealousy of his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

Obama's new book is slated to score major profits, so he was given a substantial advance for the book. Former first lady Michelle Obama has already enjoyed considerable success from the release of her book and tour. The couple has since made a production deal with Netflix for their company that will focus on fiction and non-fiction stories with a positive social message. Meanwhile, Trump is struggling to win reelection.

"Why is this president so fixated on the former president?" wondered Lemon. "Whether it is North Korea, federal judges, a racist birther lie about the former president not being born here, that’s the one that got him into the political scene. It seems like this president has an obsession with former President Obama. What’s going on?"

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