29 Sep 2020

Trump dismisses claims he's paid no federal taxes

From First Up, 5:06 am on 29 September 2020

To the US now where the New York Times has published a bombshell article claiming President Donald Trump has paid barely any tax for years. The article, which comes just 35 days out from the presidential election, alleges Mr Trump paid only 750-US-dollars in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 ... and no income tax at all in 10 of the last 15 years. The Times says he was able to avoid tax bills by reporting heavy losses across his business empire. The president, however, has been quick to dismiss the report. To discuss this story is our US correspondent Simon Marks.