Thinking people knew it
Larry Kudlow, who heads the National Economic Council, accepted it was US businesses that paid the import tax.
He told Fox News that he believed "both sides will suffer" from the escalating trade dispute.
On Friday Mr Trump tweeted that tariffs on $250bn of goods coming into the US were being paid "by China".
The president argued there was "no need to rush" into a trade agreement with China, as the US Treasury was benefiting from these "massive payments".
And then there is the socialist payments to go to the farmers that the tax payers have to pay for too.
These trade wars are so good for winning..........