President Trump has responded to the NY Times report that claims Trump paid no income taxes for 10 of the 15 years.
The report also claims Trump’s income tax payments in 2016 and 2017 amounted to only $750.
Trump Organization lawyer Alan Garten said “most, if not all, of the facts appear to be inaccurate.”
“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 also 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.”
“Obviously this is just part of the Times’ ongoing smear campaign in the run up to the election,” he added.
“Its fake news, it’s totally made up,” Trump himself said of the report during a press briefing shortly after the story broke in the newspaper. “Everything was wrong, they are so bad.”
“I’ve paid a lot and I’ve paid a lot state income taxes too,” Trump also said.