An audience attending a Hillary Clinton rally in Omaha, Nebraska, Monday cheered enthusiastically as the Democratic nominee announced a tax hike for Americans struggling to maintain their middle class status.

“Because while Warren is standing up for a fairer tax code, Trump wants to cut taxes for the super-rich,” Clinton says as Warren Buffett – the third richest man in the world worth an estimated $60 billion – sits behind her smiling. “Well we’re not going there my friends.”

Clinton goes on to say, “I’m telling you right now we are going to write fairer rules for the middle class,” and the audience breaks into applause as she raises her tone and proclaims, “and WE ARE GOING TO RAISE TAXES ON THE MIDDLE CLASS!”

Snopes defended the bizarre remark by claiming Hillary either failed to enunciate the word “aren’t” correctly, or “worst case, she simply misspoke” – but that fails to explain the audience’s Pavlovian reaction.

In reality, Hillary’s policies would raise taxes for Americans by $1.3 trillion and still deliver a $2.2 trillion deficit, a recent report from the American Action Forum found.

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