When in doubt, hit Trump’s taxes? Ahead of the first Presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, the New York Times  has unleased an article claiming the President paid just $750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017.  That set off a firestorm of reaction from Democrats.

Nancy Pelosi calling it a question of national security:

The Biden campaign launched the Trump Tax Calculator and started hawking stickers that read, “I paid more taxes than Donald Trump.”

Senator Elizabeth Warren also let loose, calling Trump “a liar, cheater and a crooked businessman.”

The President fired back at his critics, tweeting “The Fake News Media, just like Election time 2016, is bringing up my Taxes & all sorts of other nonsense with illegally obtained information & only bad intent. I paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was entitled, like everyone else, to depreciation & tax credits…..

One thing is certain, It was on Oct 1, 2016 that the New York Times published this article entitled,

Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found

It goes on to say, “The New York Times obtained records from 1995 showing that Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss. The figure is so substantial that it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying federal income tax for 18 years.”

Adding, “Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years, records obtained by The New York Times show.”

So what’s really new here?  It look like the New York Times is just being predictable.

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