Trump campaign falsifies Hillary Clinton’s stance on taxes

Donald Trump’s campaign has released a video that falsifies Hillary Clinton’s stance on taxes, the fact-checkers over at Politifact found.

The video, which shows the Clinton rally in Nebraska Monday, was posted to YouTube on an account called “Team Trump” and then was later embedded in a Trump campaign email.

In the video, Clinton says, “Trump wants to cut taxes for the super rich,” to a loud chorus of boos.

Then she says, “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 included subtitles that said exactly the opposite. It read, “We are going to raise taxes on the middle class.”

The video’s text asks “Wait. What?” before replaying the Clinton clip, modified and slowed down. As Clinton says again “we aren’t going to raise taxes on the middle class,” the subtitles read “we are going to raise taxes on the middle class.”

The video ends with a shot of the Trump-Pence campaign logo, though it doesn’t say that the video was sponsored or approved by the campaign.

In an appearance in Des Moines, Iowa Friday, Trump’s vice presidential nominee Mike Pence repeated the video’s false text statement — “She was in Omaha just the other day and she actually said — she actually said out loud ‘we are going to raise taxes on the middle class.'”

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