Type: Misleading StatementsFeb 04 2017 Severity:
Trump took to Twitter to complain about how other countries place taxes and tariffs on U.S countries. He claimed that the U.S either charges other countries very little or not at all, which is not true. Many countries other than the U.S have a value-added tax, where tax is collected at each stage of production or distribution. With refunds the tax burden is actually paid by the final consumer. Also, the U.S imposes tariffs on Chinese goods, they just aren't as high as Chinese tariffs on U.S goods.