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From a visibly dubious Scott Pelley, after listening to Donald Trump’s plan to fix every problem in the country without paying for any of them:

You know, the heart of all of your plans seems to be we’re going to be rich.

Trump agreed. He’s going to have universal health care, better Social Security, an expensive immigration plan, a bigger military, better infrastructure, and lower taxes—and the deficit is going to go down anyway because “we are going to do great.” So there.

And this comes from Washington Post reporter Emily Rauhala:

Not to be outdone, U.S. Twitter users responded with a similar mix of mindless put-downs.

The context here is—oh, something or other. Who cares? It would fit pretty much any context, wouldn’t it?

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