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Jonathan Swan Feb 17, 2017
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Paul Ryan's border tax is in trouble

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

As Donald Trump will happily tell you, nobody sells a product better than Donald Trump. House Republican leaders are waiting for the President to turn his famous salesmanship skills to the border adjustment tax — a linchpin of Paul Ryan's tax plan that promises to raise more than $1 trillion by raising taxes on imports while exempting exports.

The problem: If President Trump doesn't get behind border adjustability — and we mean use the full force of the bully pulpit to pressure Senate Republicans and wavering House conservatives — this thing is dead on arrival.