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Trump wrote off a mansion for a family vacation from his taxes: taxes show

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Eric Trump, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. at the family’s Turnberry resort (Instagram)

Among the revelations from the New York Times are that President Donald Trump has dodged paying taxes for 10 out of the past 15 years. Exceptions include a few years in which the self-described billionaire paid just $750 in taxes.

“The tax data examined by The Times provides a road map of revelations, from write-offs for the cost of a criminal defense lawyer and a mansion used as a family retreat to a full accounting of the millions of dollars the president received from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow,” the report revealed.

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Family vacations are generally not considered business expenses, even if the family is working for you.

“Mr. Trump’s U.S. payment, after factoring in his losses, was roughly equivalent, in dollars not adjusted for inflation, to another presidential tax bill revealed nearly a half-century before,” said the Times.

The report recalled former President Richard Nixon’s tax returns in 1973,  where he only paid $792.81 in 1970 on an income of about $200,000. At the time, people were furious at such a small payment. It’s a main reason that presidents and candidates ultimately made their tax returns available for people to see.

Trump called the story “fake news.”

Read the full Times report.

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Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows committed campaign finance crimes: watchdog group

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The government ethics watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint on Friday accusing White House chief of staff Mark Meadows of campaign finance crimes for allegedly spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal expenses, including clubs, gourmet cupcakes, a jeweler in Washington and lodging at the president's hotel.

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Win or lose — Trump is about to unleash hell

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GOP senator offended LDS community after likening Trump to a ‘selfless’ Book of Mormon hero: report

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Politics and religion are colliding out west after comments a Republican senator made while stumping for the president.

"Sen. Mike Lee drew criticism from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week after comparing President Donald Trump to Captain Moroni, a heroic and selfless figure in the Book of Mormon," The Arizona Republic reported Friday evening.

"To my Mormon friends, my Latter-day Saint friends, think of him as Captain Moroni," Lee (R-UT) said, pointing to Trump. "He seeks not power, but to pull it down. He seeks not the praise of the world or the ‘fake news,’ but he seeks the well-being and the peace of the American people."

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