President Donald Trump angrily insisted on Wednesday that it was perfectly normal for real estate developers to report $1 billion losses over the span of a decade — but one of the New York Times reporters who broke the bombshell story about his taxes called that claim nonsense.
Appearing on CNN, the New York Times’ Susanne Craig said that Trump’s claim that his massive losses over the span of a decade were just the result of him claiming depreciation of his real estate assets did not add up.
“We’re not talking about, ‘This is all depreciation,'” she said. “Donald Trump, in many years, lost more than pretty much any individual taxpayer… Some of it’s depreciation, a lot of it is bad business.”
Craig then took a hammer to Trump’s pride in avoiding paying any federal income taxes for several years by noting that he couldn’t pay taxes when he wasn’t making any net income.
“He didn’t pay income tax in eight out of the ten years, a large part of it is because he lost so much money,” she said. “He was the best at losing money in that decade!”
Craig then pointed out that Trump even lost $40 million in the same year that he published his iconic book, “The Art of the Deal.”
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Black students brutalized by Atlanta cops call for ‘total reset in policing’ on CNN
The two black students who were brutalized by police in Atlanta went on CNN Wednesday to demand fundamental change from American police departments.
In an interview on CNN, students Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young, who were pulled out of their car by Atlanta police and tased earlier this week, said that police behavior toward peaceful demonstrators shows exactly why protesters are taking to the streets in the first place.
Even evangelical groups were disgusted by Trump’s Bible stunt: former White House faith adviser
On CNN Tuesday, former Obama White House faith and race adviser Joshua Dubois said President Donald Trump's Bible photo-op in front of the church near the White House could backfire on him with his most critical voting bloc.
"I thought it was farcical. And it is kind of blowing up in his face even in the faith community and communities that support, him like some conservative evangelical communities," said Dubois. "The reason is Jesus stood up for everyday people, including the vulnerable, and didn't believe in false displays of piety, and yesterday President Trump ordered — or was okay with — everyday people being gassed and shot with rubber bullets in order to make his way to a false display of piety."
Former NBA player overcomes ‘crippling anxiety’ for protests: ‘We are tired of the tyranny of police’ and Donald Trump
Former NBA player Royce White overcame his anxiety to lead protests over the weekend in Minneapolis.
Speaking to CNN Tuesday, White noted that if only people listened to football star Colin Kaepernick, who peacefully protested by taking a knee during the "National Anthem" sung at games, this would not have happened. He was trying to raise awareness about police brutality and the disproportionate attacks on people of color at the hands of police. At the time, conservatives, including President Donald Trump, blasted him for the protest, ignoring the reason for doing it and focusing instead on how he refused to stand for the song.