There’s a recurring online gag among political observers that every time Donald Trump finds himself in a new quagmire or political scandal, there’s always a tweet from the president’s past that makes him look like a hypocrite on the issue of the day. Today, its on the subject of Trump’s taxes. The president ripped the story as “fake news,” but the article has succeeded in raising new questions about Trump’s business record, financial losses, and legally-questionable tax avoidance throughout the years.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) September 28, 2020
Federal taxes paid, first year in office
Ronald Reagan: $165,202
George H.W. Bush: $101,382
Bill Clinton: $62,670
George W. Bush: $250,221
Barack Obama: $1,792,414
Donald Trump: $750
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) September 28, 2020
In 2017, Trump paid $750 in federal taxes, but paid
—$15,598 in Panama
—$145,400 in India
—$156,824 in the Philippines
So much for America first.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) September 27, 2020