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Trump Tax Record Shows Duplicity - Devastating To His Campaign

Trump tax records show duplicity. That's devastating for his campaign.
Analysis: The New York Times report comes at a time when Trump is already on the defensive about his trustworthiness. That's bad positioning for victory.
 
 
Sept. 28, 2020, 8:45 AM CDT
By Jonathan Allen

 

WASHINGTON —

 

President Donald Trump told the tax man he was the country's biggest loser, according to Internal Revenue Service filings obtained by The New York Times, and that will make it harder for him to win re-election.

The vast majority of his base voters won't care whether he paid taxes or lied about being a successful businessman. His ability to pull one over on the public or the government — perhaps both — will be accepted by most of his supporters as evidence of his cunning, his acumen and his strategic brilliance.

 

But that base is simultaneously Trump's greatest strength and weakness on the electoral battlefield.

His inability to expand beyond his base and court the less strident is the main challenge to his re-election hopes. And the tax records make things worse. The documents reinforce narratives about Trump that fire up Democrats and give pause to Republican-leaning voters who might be persuaded either to cast ballots for Democratic nominee Joe Biden or simply stay home.

 

The tax payment numbers are empirical evidence of his long history of duplicity on his business record. They show that most of his ventures, save for branding himself as a big-swinging CEO, have been abject failures.

That evidence comes on the heels of Trump's acknowledgment that he played down the threat of the coronavirus, which has claimed more than 200,000 American lives and millions of jobs, and the possibility that he paid less than he owed in taxes gives lift to the charge that he doesn't understand the concept of sacrifice.

 

Now, on the eve of the first presidential debate, Trump must choose: tell the American public that his tax filings were bogus or admit that he isn't the heavy-hitting CEO he says is. His attempt so far — to write the report off as "fake news" — is unlikely to carry weight with the most critical voters.

That puts him on the defensive about whether he is honest and trustworthy. That isn't a fight Trump wants to wage.

 

Much More At LINK:

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-tax-records-show-duplicity-s-devastating-his-ca...


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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REAL NEWS

FAKE PRESIDENT

 

How can it be fake news when anyone can see the tax returns online?

Trump is an aperture in the fundament.
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@ChasKy53 wrote:

 

... The tax payment numbers are empirical evidence of his long history of duplicity on his business record.

 

... Now, on the eve of the first presidential debate, Trump must choose: tell the American public that his tax filings were bogus or admit that he isn't the heavy-hitting CEO he says is.  He'll start talking about bad, bad Ballots and  become distracted from there.  I'm sure of it.  Question his honesty?  It's those other people.

 

... His attempt so far — to write the report off as "fake news" — is unlikely to carry weight with the most critical voters.  Who will continue to chuckle - be appalled at those attempts.  Write books.  They would throw tomatoes if they could.  I would.

 

... That puts him on the defensive about whether he is honest and trustworthy. That isn't a fight Trump wants to wage.  What he wants, other than a good night's sleep in prep for tomorrow, is irrelevant.  

 

 


 

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just another GLARING example of how POR a business man he really is.. millions in losses, as usual, and who does he owe that money to? My guess Russia and Deutschbank. What a bum!! Vote him out and lock him up!!!
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Fake News strikes again . No sane person believes them anymore.

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@easyed598 wrote:

Fake News strikes again . No sane person believes them anymore.


 Not rue because you say so easyed?

 

"Fake News" ....... the chant of trump supporters when they see anything negative about tRump.


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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Ok, who would you put your money on:

 

The New York Times Credibility (in business for over a century)

or

Trumps Credibility. (out of business for decades, with billions in losses)

 

If you were a betting man?

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@easyed598 wrote:

Fake News strikes again . No sane person believes them anymore.


You are RIGHT, EZ!  But no one has believed trump, the REAL FAKE News, in years....or the far right "fish wraps" that print and/or distribute and coverup trumps LIES.


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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Chasky, thanks for a very interesting article. The author was correct about Trump's base. His supporters have already proven they do not care about honesty, ethics, or any of the usual characteristics we associate with the presidency. 

Today's version of the Republican Party is one big CULT. And the only thing cult members care about is protecting and defending their Supreme Leader. In this case, that would be the crime boss known as Donald Trump. His cult members defend 100% of what he says or does, while completely denying they are part of a cult.

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what a CROOK! Just read online where he could owe the IRS $100 MILLION in penalties!! Vote him out then lock him up!!
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from NBC website story:

President Donald Trump told the tax man he was the country's biggest loser, according to Internal Revenue Service filings obtained by The New York Times, and that will make it harder for him to win re-election.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/trump-tax-records-show-duplicity-s-devastating-his-ca...
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