President Donald Trump says the New York Times is publishing more false stories after the paper reported that he only paid $750 a year in income taxes in 2016 and 2017, plus Barrett nominated to SCOTUS and more top stories.
Trump says NYT article on his taxes is more fake reporting
When a story published by the New York Times broke on Sunday, President Trump responded immediately.
The NYT article was titled: “Long-concealed records show Trump’s chronic losses and years of tax avoidance.” The paper claimed it had obtained Donald Trump’s tax information extending over two decades. According to the NYT report, Trump had “vast write-offs, amid struggling properties, and audit battle and hundreds of millions in debt coming due.”
Then the NYT unloaded this bombshell: “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.”
Trump slams NY Times for false reporting
President Trump slammed the NY Times, accusing the paper of wanting “to create a little bit of the story” prior to the election.
Trump acknowledged that he “didn’t know anything about the story” ahead of its publication, which came moments before his press conference began, NBC reported.
“It’s totally fake n*ws,” Trump told reporters at a press conference when asked about the NYT story, The Hill reported. President Trump went on to say that his tax records were currently “under audit” by the IRS. He insisted his records will be released once the audit is over.
“When they’re not, I’d be proud to show you,” Trump told reporters when pressed. “It’s made up.”
The president was then pressed to offer a sense of how much he has paid in income taxes. However, he declined, citing the audit once more.
“I paid a lot, and I paid a lot of state income taxes too,” Trump said. “It’ll all be revealed. It’s all going to come out.”
AOC on Trump taxes: paid less than waitresses and undocumented immigrants
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took advantage of the headline to slam President Trump.
“In 2016 & ‘17, I paid thousands of dollars a year in taxes *as a bartender.* Trump paid $750,” AOC wrote in a tweet. “He contributed less to funding our communities than waitresses & undocumented immigrants.”
Donald Trump has never cared for our country more than he cares for himself,” AOC added. “A walking scam.”
Trump: Barrett confirmation to SCOTUS “done easily before the election”
On Saturday, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
In an interview with Fox that aired on Sunday, Trump discussed confirming Barrett to the Supreme Court.
“I think we could have it done easily before the election,” Trump said, adding that they were “going to try and have it done quickly.”
“Mostly, I’m looking for somebody that can interpret the Constitution as written,” Trump said. “We say it all the time and she is very strong on that.”