NYT and WP maliciously distort Trump's tax returns. Carney: The New York Times’ Attack on Trump’s ‘Financial Acumen’ Is Nonsense.
The New York Times’ contention that President Donald Trump’s tax returns “undercut his claims of financial acumen” does not hold water.
Trump, however, is not doing himself any favors by not clearly explaining why he says his accountants figured he owed just $750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017—and not explaining that he actually paid millions in taxes for those years.
A headline in the Associated Press summary of the Times story declares: “TRUMP PAID JUST $750 IN TAXES IN BOTH 2016 and 2017.”
But that’s not true. According to the Times, Trump initially paid $1 million to the Treasury in 2016 and $4.2 million in 2017.
The Washington Post also made the false claim:Continue Reading …NYT and WP maliciously distort Trump's tax returns