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WASHINGTON — During commercial breaks in “Fox & Friends” and “Saturday Night Live” this month, a peculiar advertisement has flashed across television screens in New York, Washington and West Palm Beach, Fla.

In what seems like a parody of a Billy Mays OxiClean commercial, a smiling salesman wielding a white bucket peddles a product he promises will cause the cost of cars, food, clothing and medicine to soar: “The all new BAT tax is specially designed to make your disposable income disappear!”

Airing in those locations and during those programs, the ad is clearly meant for the eyes of President Trump. But its creator, the National Retail Federation, wants it to influence Republicans in Congress and voters, too.

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