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Trump’s taxes show why he *really* ran for president

CNN, 01 Oct 2020
Thanks to last week’s bombshell reporting from The New York Times, we know that President Trump paid $750 in taxes in 2016 -- and no taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years. CNN’s Chris Cillizza sheds some light on why Trump’s financial straits influenced his decision to run for president.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

LONG-CONCEALED RECORDS SHOW TRUMP’S CHRONIC LOSSES AND YEARS OF TAX AVOIDANCE
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/27/us/donald-trump-taxes.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

Golden escalator ride: the surreal day Trump kicked off his bid for president
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/13/donald-trump-presidential-campaign-speech-eyewitness-memories

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