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Rumor Check: Did Clinton Really Vow to Raise Taxes on Middle Class?

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"I’m telling you right now..."

Hillary Clinton accepts the nomination on the final night of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Did Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton vow to raise taxes on the middle class?

Not really.

Hillary Clinton accepts the nomination on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia July 28. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

During remarks at a rally in Nebraska Tuesday, Clinton criticized her rival Donald Trump for wanting to “cut taxes for the super-rich.”

“Well we’re not going there, my friends,” she said. “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!”

However, Clinton poorly annunciated the word "aren't" and an online debate ensued, with some social media users arguing that she said "are."

If Clinton had indeed stated “we are going to raise taxes on the middle class,” it would have likely been a slip of tongue. According to her campaign website, Clinton has promised “tax relief” for the middle class, while she has repeatedly vowed to ensure “the wealthiest Americans and large corporations pay their fair share.”

Some media outlets quoted Clinton as saying "are" and speculated that the moment was a "Freudian slip."

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A spokesperson for the Clinton campaign did not immediately return TheBlaze’s request for comment.

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