President Donald Trump claimed to have prepaid millions of dollars in taxes, and nobody seemed to believe him.
A New York Times report last month found the president paid only $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the election and the amount in his first year as president, but nothing at all in 10 of the previous 15 years.
"I PREPAID Millions of Dollars in FEDERAL INCOME TAXES!" Trump insisted a day before the Nov. 3 election.
I PREPAID Millions of Dollars in FEDERAL INCOME TAXES!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1604341034.0
But the claim was met with widespread skepticism.
The man who claimed he was so smart for paying so little in taxes now says he paid more than he had to. https://t.co/rymdfGA9b4— George Conway (@George Conway) 1604341963.0
Umm, receipts or it never happened. https://t.co/oZ2mhcggbA— Autumn (@Autumn) 1604341260.0
@realDonaldTrump You won’t even pre-pay for the buses at your rallies. No one believes you, Donnie. Prepare for glo… https://t.co/YuF3b9VfqA— NoelCaslerComedy (@NoelCaslerComedy) 1604341432.0
You didn’t pay jack and “prepaid” is called withholding, dipshit. People who actually pay taxes know this. https://t.co/T091qjngZK— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall) 1604343462.0
@realDonaldTrump It appears you (ab)used the carry loss-forward provisions of the Tax Code to give you an effective… https://t.co/1UlGhgUeuy— Pé (@Pé) 1604341879.0
@realDonaldTrump Nah. You paid $750 dude, and are under audit for claiming $73 million deduction you shouldn't have… https://t.co/9wa1APwTrB— Don Moynihan (@Don Moynihan) 1604341847.0
@realDonaldTrump That would be reflected on your tax returns. So this is a lie— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart) 1604341704.0
@realDonaldTrump You pay $750 income tax a year, and you said it’s because “I’m smart”. Do you think we’re all stupid?— Republicans for Joe Biden 🇺🇸 (@Republicans for Joe Biden 🇺🇸) 1604341132.0
@realDonaldTrump I PREPAID Millions of Dollars in FEDERAL INCOME TAXES! https://t.co/DuixYn4kmk— Tgage (@Tgage) 1604341147.0
@realDonaldTrump I’m old enough to remember when Trump said not paying taxes “makes me smart”. https://t.co/KMJ5aEb495— Morten Øverbye (@Morten Øverbye) 1604342372.0