Trump Denies NY Times Report on Tax Returns: ‘Made up, Fake’

President Donald Trump is dismissing a report by The New York Times that alleges he only paid $750 in income tax in 2016 and 2017, and that he did not pay income tax for 10 out of the past 15 years.

However, the president pushed back on the article’s claims saying during Sunday’s press conference, “That is fake news. It’s totally fake news. Made up, fake.”

He continued, “Actually I pay tax and you will see that as soon as my tax returns, it’s under audit, it’s been under audit for a long time. The IRS does not treat me well, they treat me like the Tea Party… they don’t treat me well, they treat me very badly.”

Watch Trump’s comments below:

After obtaining more than two decades of Trump’s tax information, the Times reported on Sunday, “Donald J. Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750. He had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — largely because he reported losing much more money than he made.”

The Times also reported:

“As the president wages a re-election campaign that polls say he is in danger of losing, his finances are under stress, beset by losses and hundreds of millions of dollars in debt coming due that he has personally guaranteed. Also hanging over him is a decade-long audit battle with the Internal Revenue Service over the legitimacy of a $72.9 million tax refund that he claimed, and received, after declaring huge losses. An adverse ruling could cost him more than $100 million.

The tax returns that Mr. Trump has long fought to keep private tell a story fundamentally different from the one he has sold to the American public. His reports to the I.R.S. portray a businessman who takes in hundreds of millions of dollars a year yet racks up chronic losses that he aggressively employs to avoid paying taxes.”

Alan Garten, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, told the Times that “most, if not all, of the facts appear to be inaccurate.” The paper reports that Garten asked to see the documents but the Times declined in order to protect sources.

Garten added in a statement, “Over the past decade, President Trump has paid tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes to the federal government, including paying millions in personal taxes since announcing his candidacy in 2015.”

Responses

  1. “give me proof that Trump paid no taxes” Lying Paul The Emeffer

    You have to admit that composition really isn’t your strongest point. 😀

  2. Hey Walter Mitty, give me proof that Trump paid no taxes. An article from the ragsheet NYT has been proven many times to not be FACTUAL. So find a verifiable source.

    Regarding my taxes you have no clue what I pay.

    Just keep slurping from the kool aid trough and remain an idiot.

  3. The facts, as you like to call them, are that a president who did next to nothing to stop a pandemic, which ended up costing millions of people their jobs, and over 205,000 their lives, has been exposed for paying less in annual taxes that one month’s cost of insulin. He is paying WAY less than the frontline workers that he demands keep working pay in taxes. He is paying less in taxes than what the teachers who try to teach your snot-nosed grandchildren pay in taxes. King Donald The Loser pays less in taxes than what undocumented workers pay in taxes!

    Why are you paying more in taxes that this scammer pays? You are paying for his scam, and you love it. Sucker.

  4. Facts are facts Pinhead. Don’t ever forget that even though you can’t comprehend facts. Your comments clearly show you are running scared of a Trump win. Time for you to face reality and get out of your world of OZ.

  5. “Too bad the Libtards are undeniably the kool aid drinkers from fake news and social media.” Lying Paul The Emeffer

    How ironic. You see it was not I that drank the “social media” Kool-Aid. YOU were the one who posted this garbage. Don’t ever forget that. 😉

  6. “prove any of the facts in the video as being incorrect” Lying Paul The Emeffer

    Get a grasp on reality, Lying Paul The Emeffer.

    The world is NOT being run by a secret cabal headed by some sort of Clinton dynasty. You are being played, manipulated and you can’t recognize that fact. I hate to have to tell you this, but Hillary Clinton LOST the 2016 election and Dear Leader can’t let that fact stop him. He needs a villain and she is it.

    What this shows is that Dear Leader has nothing in his quiver. He has shot his last bolt and is running on empty. He has NO new policy ideas or, god forbid, any new plans. He is STILL running a 2016 election campaign of vilifying his supposed “enemy”. This is dangerously fascistic, and YOU fell for it. You need to seek professional help.

  7. Pinhead “ That much Kool-Aid is not healthy for anyone, let alone you. ”

    Too bad the Libtards are undeniably the kool aid drinkers from fake news and social media. It has to be laced with something as so many Libtards like you keep going to the trough (oh I used a word that your lack of simple English comprehension will not allow you to pronounce) its pronounced troff.

    Come on man-(a phrase you should understand with your difficulty understanding simple English) prove any of the facts in the video as being incorrect.

  8. I see that you posted this link a few days below, too, Lying Paul The Emeffer. You are being played by propaganda. Be very careful about how you let garbage like this affect you. You are being played and you are losing that battle with reality.

    Before you get hurt, buddy, you should step away from commenting about politics while you seek professional help. I am serious. You have lost control with reality.

  9. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Come on, Paul. That much Kool-Aid is not healthy for anyone, let alone you. You do realize that Facebook uses staff from an out-to-lunch CONSERVATIVE media organization to control their fact-checking, right? So if the Daily Caller people found that ad as unacceptable, then you should re-assess your view of it, too.

    We MUST elect better politicians.

    And Matt Gaetz is a tool.

  10. Sorry there was an error in the link mentioned in my previous post.

    armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/the-2020-election/

  11. As long as we are talking fake news here is something that shows how even fake social media censures FACTS when they are exposed.

    Why would Facebook ban this ad since it is full of truth

    The attached forward was posted on Facebook, but they removed it immediately.

    Fortunately, those who saw it initially stored it in their email file. I strongly suggest you listen to what Trump says and pay particular attention to his warnings because they are now upon us.

    If you agree, forward the attachment because anyone wanting to save this great country should learn and become aware of the game stakes.

    WOW, This hard hitting new TRUMP ad will surely get the MEDIA aroused.

    Fireworks!! Face Book pulled this and will not allow a forward. But they can’t pull it from e-mail. RE-POST this E-MAIL as many times as you can

    armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/the 2020-electio

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