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05/11/2017: Trumponomics

As we await tonight’s already-a-bombshell conversation with NBC News, there’s another Trump interview we’ve been unpacking today. The president and two of his key economic advisers sat down with The Economist to talk health care, trade and more. We're going to zoom in on one part, where Trump said he'll "prime the pump" of the economy while claiming he invented the term. He didn't, but we'll talk about what it means and why that policy matters. Then: The Senate has confirmed Robert Lighthizer as the U.S. trade representative, and he's going to have his hands very full (see above). Plus, we'll look at a grim but hidden dimension of this country's opioid epidemic: morgues and medical examiners are overwhelmed.

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