The average blue-collar working American paid more taxes in 2016 than former president Donald Trump.
It is true. Remember how his opponents kept asking him to release his tax statements, and he would not?
That’s because, according to a 2020 New York Times article, he only paid $750 in income tax that year, the year he was sworn into office as president.
The newspaper also discovered through the records they obtained that 10 out of 15 years, he paid nothing, using his multiple failed businesses and many loans to tap into loopholes for the rich.
Though the news is old, people are responding on Twitter like it ain’t sweet.
“Any of the 87,000 New IRS agents have my permission to ensure Donald Trump pays more than $750 in Federal Tax.”
“WHAT? $750? Are you kidding me?!?! I’m on disability and paid more than that!! This is why he didn’t want his taxes released! He didn’t pay any!! $750 is pocket change to him! RIDICULOUS!!!”
“Even Trumpers know that is CHEATING!”
“In 2019 I paid more in income taxes than Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos combined. You probably did too. That’s because Trump paid $750 and Bezos paid nothing. Something is wrong with this picture.”
How do you feel about this?