Thursday, March 16, 2017
Fake News From Times!
NYT Eats Crow After Trump Tax Return Proves Major Story Wrong
The White House released President Trump’s tax return from 2005 on Tuesday, which showed that he paid $38 million on $150 million in income. This disproves the premise of a major New York Times story in the lead-up to the November election.
This report was so substantial that Trump was asked about it at a presidential debate and responded that he used tax deductions in order to not pay federal income taxes, but did not say for how many years.
The tax return released Tuesday shows that the most time Trump could have deducted money from his 1995 tax return to avoid paying taxes is nine years. This is half the amount of time the Times implied was the case.
President Trump has attacked the Times throughout his presidency as a “failing” paper and “fake news.”