Trump claims he made up the phrase ‘prime the pump’ and he absolutely did not


In yet another outlandish transcript of a Donald Trump interview, the president made yet another outlandish claim. 

Trump spoke to The Economist in an interview released Thursday, and the transcript of the Q&A covered the new president’s economic strategy, his known stance on immigration, and an extremely weird aside wherein he takes credit for a centuries-old phrase.

When discussing his tax plan, Trump uses the phrase, ‘prime the pump’ then proceeds to ask the interviewer whether they had heard the phrase before. Even though the interview says yes they had heard this known phrase, Trump continues to take credit for coining it.  Read more…

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