Trump mocked as a 'gibbering lunatic' for continuing to lie about how tariffs work at latest coronavirus briefing
Donald Trump (Screen Shot)

At Friday's coronavirus task force press briefing, President Donald Trump repeated, for the umpteenth time, his false claim that the government of China is paying the tariffs imposed on Chinese goods in the United States, as opposed to American businesses and consumers — something that he has repeatedly been corrected on. This time, he even went out of his way to note that people have debunked this claim, but saying that he still believes it anyway.


Commenters on social media exploded in frustration at the president's refusal to understand basic concepts of world trade.