Trump advisers do not even agree on the extent to which China is paying tariffs on Chinese imports:
PETER NAVARRO: "The tariffs are hurting China. China is bearing the entire burden of the tariffs."
LARRY KUDLOW: "China is paying for these tariffs by a ratio of about 4:1"
Days ago, Navarro and Kudlow both said Trump had delayed some tariffs on Chinese imports to *help consumers* who would be *hurt* by the tariffs.
Through June, Americans directly paid $22 billion in increased costs from Trump's tariffs according to one study.
A second study found significant price increases for consumers.
This as Trump is set to subject 69% of consumer goods from China to tariffs starting Sept. 1, up from 29% currently.
Economists from the World Bank, New York Fed, Columbia and Princeton found the tariff costs are passed on almost entirely to consumers.
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