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A must-watch segment from Jimmy Kimmel Live:

Trump and his fellow Republicans suffered a major loss in Pennsylvania Tuesday night with Democrat Conor Lamb beating Republican Rick Saccone in a district that Trump won by 20 points. The loss came only a week after Trump made a very blatant attempt to woo voters in Pennsylvania by calling for heavy tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel. Trump wants to focus on American made products and goods, so we wondered how things were going on his family website trumpstore.com. Jimmy ordered a bunch of stuff and it turns out, a lot of it isn’t even made in America.

During the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign made a similar discovery, but it didn’t stop gullible voters in a lot of places from being duped by Trump. Trump talks a lot about “making our country great again”, a and “putting America first”, but he clearly doesn’t believe in those ideas himself, because his family can’t even be bothered to source the goods his online store sells from American manufacturers.