Trump Campaign Video Misrepresents Clinton’s Position On Taxes

A video sent out by email from the Donald Trump campaign misrepresents Hillary Clinton’s position on taxes by providing incorrect subtitles for a speech given by the Democratic nominee, according to CBS News.

The video from the YouTube account, titled “Hillary Clinton Says She Wants to ‘Raise Taxes on the Middle Class,'” includes a clip from a speech that Clinton gave in Nebraska on Monday.

“Trump wants to cut taxes for the super rich,” Clinton said in the video of the speech. “Well, we’re not going there, my friends. I’m telling you right now we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class. And we aren’t going to raise taxes on the middle class.”

But the video sent out by the Trump campaign includes subtitles that reads, “And we are going to raise taxes on the middle class.”

The Clinton campaign told Politifact that Clinton said “aren’t,” not “are.” And a transcript of Clinton’s prepared remarks uses the line, “We aren’t going to raise taxes on the middle class.”

CBS News reported that when the video is slowed down, it becomes more clear that Clinton said “aren’t.” And several reporters agreed with that.

Watch the video sent out by the Trump campaign:

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