Trump calls NYT report on tax avoidance ‘totally fake news’

“He had paid no income tax at all in 10 of the last 15 years – mainly because he said he had lost a lot more money than he made,” the report said. More articles on his taxes would be published in the coming weeks.

Trump reiterated his longstanding argument on Sunday that he cannot clear his taxes because he is under scrutiny by the IRS, an agency he claimed was treating him “very badly”. However, the president said he was “proud to present his tax returns” once the audit was completed and insisted that he had paid “a lot” of money in taxes, including New York state income taxes.

“It will all be revealed,” said Trump. “It will come out – but after the audit.”

“The story,” he added, “is a total fake.”

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