Viewers Confused After Trump Appears To Make Lewd Slip During Big Speech

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Donald Trump's attempt to reset his presidential campaign with a serious economic speech has spurred more mockery after another strange moment.

In an address to the Detroit Economic Club Monday, read from a teleprompter and interrupted 14 times by protesters, Trump appeared to say his plan would bring trillions of new dollars "into titties like, right here in Detroit." At least, that's what those watching on CNN and C-SPAN heard.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after delivering an economic policy speech to the Detroit Economic Club, on Aug. 8, 2016. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

According to his prepared remarks, Trump was supposed to say "cities." And a feed from The Detroit Free Press suggests that is indeed what he said.

Many on social media seized upon the apparent tech glitch, including Daily Beast editor Andrew Kirell, who produced a Vine video.


There are also several other clips online.

And a "Saturday Night Live" fan has already given the clip the "Celebrity Jeopardy" treatment.


Unsurprisingly, Trump mocked his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, who recent polls suggest is well ahead of him.

"Recently, at a campaign event, Hillary Clinton short-circuited again — to use a now famous term — when she accidentally told the truth and said she wanted to raise taxes on the middle class," Trump said.

But CBS News reports that Clinton actually said "we aren't going to raise taxes on the middle class" at a rally in Nebraska earlier this month.

That didn't stop the Trump campaign from releasing an ad online Saturday asking if "robot Hillary" is melting down.


Trump's speech reiterated his pledge to undo U.S. President Barack Obama's climate-change regulations. He also called the U.S. unemployment rate of roughly five per cent "one of the biggest hoaxes in modern politics."

Though he did not mention the Keystone XL pipeline, The Canadian Press reports a highlights package distributed with the speech made clear a President Trump would ask Calgary's TransCanada Corp. to re-submit its proposal for the stalled pipeline, if elected.

With files from The Canadian Press

Clarification: This post has been updated to include a link to the Detroit Free Press' feed of Trump saying "cities."

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