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Trump Taxes: All Views

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Trump Taxes: All Views


Over the weekend, the New York Times published a story which allegedly reveals Donald Trump’s 1995 tax return.

A major revelation was that due to a massive loss of nearly a billion euros, Trump may have avoided paying Federal Income tax for as many as 20 years.

This news has garnered a huge reaction online and in the US press. Hillary Clinton and her supporters have criticised Trump, while the property tycoon and his backers argue that this was a prudent business move that makes Trump a “genius”.

Donald Trump reacted by arguing that he, in fact, knows “tax laws better than” any other Presidential nominee.

Hillary Clinton also took to Twitter to compare Trump’s allegedly missing tax payments to the role immigrants play in US society:

Rudolph (Rudy) Giuliani, former Mayor of New York, supports Trump and said these unconfirmed reports would strengthen Trump’s campaign if true

Democrat Senate leader Harry Reid, on the other hand, took the opportunity to take a swipe at the Republican party as a whole as well as Trump:

New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, who ran against Trump before joining his team, said the article was “very good” for Trump, and showed off his financial “genius”.

Clearly not everyone agreed with Christie’s analysis:

Republican former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, took the opportunity to criticise the Clinton’s record, instead of saying it was a positive story for Trump:

But the public were less kind to Trump.

#LastTimeTrumpPaidTaxes began trending on Twitter, mocking Trump with entries like this:

Third party Presidential candidate Gary Johnson apparently hadn’t seen the story, when he was asked his opinion on CNN. Mind you, this is the man who hadn’t heard of Aleppo and couldn’t name a foreign leader when asked by a journalist.

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