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Trump’s Habit of Inflating Trade Deficits

FactCheck.org Friday, 22 February 2019
Trump’s Habit of Inflating Trade DeficitsWhen asked whether he would impose tariffs on cars imported from the European Union, President Donald Trump, as he regularly does, used an inflated figure for the trade balance between the U.S. and the EU. The deficit was $101 billion for 2017, not $151 billion, as he repeatedly claims.

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