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Things We Saw Today: Trump’s Tax Records EXPOSED by the New York Times

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In a breaking story, the New York Times has published an exposé on President Donald Trump’s tax records. Reporters obtained a wealth of documents they describe as “tax information extending over more than two decades, revealing struggling properties, vast write-offs, an audit battle and hundreds of millions in debt coming due.”

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The article delves into much of what we’ve already known about Trump: he lies about his wealth, he is an abysmal failure of a businessman, and he is in debt to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. There’s a lot to unpack here, but let’s just sit with the damning opening lines of the piece:

“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.”

We will delve further into these revelations, but the reactions to the piece are scathing:

(via New York Times, featured image: Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.

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