Trump has made this false claim about China and tariffs at least 100 times

Trump has made this false claim about China and tariffs at least 100 times , It came in near the end of a speech before the Economic Club ,

President Donald Trump said the U.S. was taking in billions and billions in tariffs that, he claimed, “China is paying for.” For good measure, he added “we’re not paying.”

It was a remarkable comment only for its frequency of use. In fact, according to an analysis by Yahoo Finance, Nov. 12 was at least the 100th instance in 2019 that Trump has falsely claimed that China . Trump’s claim has been debunked by fact  ,

Here’s how FactCheck.org put it: “Not true. The tariffs are taxes paid by U.S. importers in the form of customs duties, and to some extent by U.S. consumers in the form of higher prices.” Politifact said that Trump’s statements that China is paying tariffs and that the money is being passed to farmers “simply does not reflect how tariffs work.”

(Chinese exporters do bear some of the cost of U.S. tariffs in various ways: they are sometimes forced to offer U.S. importers a discount to help defray the costs of higher U.S. tariffs.) Trump tweeted that “The United States Treasury has taken in MANY billions of dollars from the Tariffs we are charging China.”

Almost 10 months later, it was a nearly identical refrain during a cabinet meeting: “We’re taking in billions and billions of dollars in tariffs from China,” he said on Oct. 21. All told, he has made the false claim at least 15 times via tweet, 12 times in media interviews and 73 times during public speeches or in comments to reporters so far in 2019 ,

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