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Fake News NYT Claims Trump Avoided Paying Taxes for 10 Years

The fake news NYT claims that the President only paid $750 in taxes over 10 of the last 15 years. President Trump has been fighting for 4 years now to keep from revealing his tax returns. The Supreme Court did not grant him immunity from their release, but also denied the House Democrats access. So how would the fake news NYT get hold of anything?

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“I’ve paid a lot and I’ve paid a lot state income taxes too.” President Trump

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At the beginning of his Presidency, Rachel Maddow thought she had a winner when she produced a couple of pages of a Trump tax return from 2005 that showed he paid plenty of taxes…$38 Million to be exact. She honestly thought she had the scoop of the century. She bombed big time.

The NYT claims he only paid $750. Whatever they’re sniffing must be good to make up a lie as stupid as that one.

The President has kept his tax returns off limits because he has stated he’s under audit by the IRS. He had stated that he will release those returns when the audit – a routine one – is completed. If anyone thinks that auditing a billionaire’s tax returns is a fast process, they’re sniffing the same drug that the NYT is using.

Prior to the President running for office, Form 1040 – the long form- was significantly more complicated than it is now. You could have several attachments in addition to the main form, and it calculated everything from Charitable Deductions to Business Expenses. Donald J. Trump is a Billionaire- the process of auditing his tax returns is likely a nightmare for the auditors and takes much longer than it would for the rest of us. It is unclear how many years of audits are being conducted.

The fact is that in 2005, President Trump paid $38 million in taxes, and probably more in more recent years. Where their deluded liberal minds were for $750 is beyond comprehension.

Fox reported,

A lawyer for the Trump Organization, Alan Garten, also denied to the New York Times that the president paid such a small amount of taxes – saying in a statement obtained by Fox News that 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.”

“The New York Times’ story is riddled with gross inaccuracies.  Over the past decade the President has paid tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes to the federal government,” Garten said. “While we tried to explain this to the Times, they refused to listen and rejected our repeated request that they show us any of the documentation they purport to be relying on to substantiate their claims.”

He added: “Obviously this is just part of the Times’ ongoing smear campaign in the run up to the election.”

The New York Times did not release the copies of Trump’s tax filings they had received, saying they were protecting sources.

Sure, NYT, you’re protecting those delusional, nonexistent, made up sources.

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children

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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. All of her posts on Conservative Firing Line are also posted on Uncle Sam's.

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