Sunday, September 27, 2020 ((rezonodwes.com)) – Little or no tax: New York Times revelations on tax returns that Donald Trump has always refused to disclose burst on Sunday in the race to the White House ahead of its much-awaited debate against Democratic candidate Joe Biden.
The American daily published an investigation after obtaining tax data “for more than twenty years” on the former real estate mogul “And the hundreds of companies that make up his unlisted group.
” Donald J. Trump paid $ 750 in federal income tax the year he won the presidency, “in 2016, and as much” his first year in the White House, “in 2017, the newspaper writes.
” He has paid no income tax at all in 10 of the previous 15 years, largely because he said more money lost than gains, “writes the American daily.
” This is bogus information , totally invented, “replied the Republican billionaire in a press conference at the White House.
” I paid a lot, and I paid a lot of income taxes at the state level too ” , he added without further details.
The tax returns of the New York businessman who became president and candidate for re-election are at the heart of a legal battle, Donald Trump still having refused to publish them unlike all his predecessors since the 1970s. The one who made his fortune a campaign argument also fueled, by his refusal, speculations on the extent of this wealth, on possible practices tax optimization on the borderline of legality or on potential conflicts of interest.
The subject risks electrifying the campaign for the presidential election of November 3 a little more, two days before the first televised duel on Tuesday evening .
– “Doping test” –
I will firmly demand a doping test for the sleeping Joe Biden before or after the debate Tuesday evening, “tweeted the American president, late in the polls, while assuring that he would agree to submit to the same analyzes.
” His performances during the debates were UNMATCHED as ever, for say it nicely. Could only drugs have caused these deviations ??? “, He added, before questioning the” correct “performance of his rival during the debate of the Democratic primary against Bernie Sanders.
Questioned by the press, Joe Biden refused, in smiling, at any comment on this subject.
The outgoing 74-year-old president never ceases to mock the alleged lack of dynamism of his 77-year-old rival, even to suggest a form of senility in the former vice-president. But with his Sunday tweet, he also seemed to want to take the lead in the event of a good performance by Joe Biden on Tuesday.
The Democrat who, in the name of health precautions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, is leading a more discreet campaign that the beating drum of the Republican and rarely exposes itself to contradiction, will rarely be in the spotlight.
– Defense of Obamacare –
Known for his blunders and slippages, he admitted that the confrontation television would be “difficult.”
Donald Trump intends to arrive at the haloed debate, near his base, of the choice announced Saturday of Amy Coney Barrett, a magistrate known for her traditionalist religious convictions, to sit on the Supreme Court.
He again predicted Sunday, on the Fox News channel, a “quick” confirmation of this nomination by the Senate, where his Republican camp is in the majority.
Joe Biden reiterated his call to the Senate not to “speak out” before the presidential election, aware that this nomination should strengthen the conservative majority within of this key institution which settles the great debates of society.
But for lack of levers to stop the process, the Democrats wave the specter of a high court lasting on the right to mobilize their electorate, in particular in defense of Obamacare , the health insurance law passed when Joe Biden was in the White House as vice president to Barack Obama.
“We are still in the midst of the worst global health crisis in a century,” “and yet the Trump administration asks the Supreme Court to repeal the entire Affordable Care Act, ”denounced the Democratic candidate, believing that this would risk in the future depriving many patients who will have had Covid-19 of insurance.  fff / seb