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Donald Trump Claims He Invented Centuries-Old Phrase 'Priming The Pump' & The Internet Can't Handle It

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Donald Trump has been associated with some pretty penetrative catchphrases throughout his career: "You're fired!", "Such a nasty woman!", "Grab ‘em by the pussy!" to name a few.

Now that he's president, the former reality star is dropping even MORE catchy expressions to educate us on his tax plan. (Or, more likely, to divert our attention away from it.)

In fact, some of the phrases POTUS comes up with are so influential, they were invented centuries before he was even alive! Wait, what?

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In a recent interview with The Economist, Trump explicitly stated he invented the phrase "priming the pump" — a phrase that has been around since the early 19th century.

After being asked about how his proposed tax plan — which is aiming to treat corporations to a juicy 20% tax cut — will increase the national debt, Trump stated the need to "prime the pump," a phrase he declared he came up with just a few days ago.

Here's how the silly exchange went down:

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