Donald Trump, Donald Trump Tax Evasion, Donald Trump Tax Returns, #İpaidmoretaxesthandonaldtrump, İpaidmoretaxesthandonaldtrump

Donald Trump, Donald Trump Tax Evasion

Trump tax revelations spark outrage among some, but supporters defend president | Malay Mail

Trump tax revelations spark outrage among some, but supporters defend president | Malay Mail

29/9/2020 4:25:00 AM

Trump tax revelations spark outrage among some, but supporters defend president | Malay Mail

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 — A report that Donald Trump paid little or no federal income tax in recent years sparked broad outrage yesterday, from rich Democrats to teachers and coffee shop workers taking to social media to claim they had paid more taxes than the US president. The...

Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020 09:13 AM MYTUS President Donald Trump defended his record yesterday after the New York Times (NYT) reported he had paid just US$750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, after years of reporting heavy losses from his business enterprises. — Reuters pic

Syed Saddiq: Please don’t suspend Parliament, I’m paid to do my job | Malay Mail Survey shows 63% Malaysians have faith in Perikatan’s virus response | The Malaysian Insight Emergency: Anwar should realise his role in the problem, says FT minister

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 — A report that Donald Trump paid little or no federal income tax in recent years sparked broad outrage yesterday, from rich Democrats to teachers and coffee shop workers taking to social media to claim they had paid more taxes than the US president.

The #IPaidMoreTaxesThanDonaldTrump hashtag began trending yesterday, while Democratic rival Joe Biden’s election campaign seized on the backlash, launching merchandise with the words: ‘I Paid More In Taxes Than Donald Trump.’“It’s not fair. If I had to pay taxes, why shouldn’t everybody else?” said Reginald Tyson, a retired army veteran, speaking outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmentalist and a fierce critic of the president, took to Twitter to castigate Trump over his taxes and called for voters to kick him out office on November 3. “In 2017, I paid US$32 million (RM133.4 million) more in federal taxes than Donald Trump,” he added.

Trump defended his record yesterday after theNew York Times(NYT) reported he had paid just US$750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, after years of reporting heavy losses from his business enterprises.In a series of Twitter posts, the Republican president said he had paid “many millions of dollars in taxes” and that he had many more assets than debt. He did not provide evidence or promise to release any financial statements before the November 3 presidential election.

It is unclear whether the events will affect how Americans vote. Trump’s Twitter posts received tens of thousands of ‘likes’, as his supporters spoke out in his defence.George Callas, managing director at law firm Steptoe LLP and former Republican tax counsel in the US House of Representatives, criticised in a tweet the leaking of confidential tax information and defended the tax system, while acknowledging some wealthy people avoid paying much, if any, tax.

“There is nothing inherently ‘unfair’ about using losses to offset income. In fact, it’s a critical piece of measuring someone’s actual income over time,” he wrote in a follow-up email to Reuters. “The question is whether those losses are real economic losses or just paper losses generated for tax purposes. And that can be very difficult to tease out.”

No reason to justify an emergency, says Dr M | New Straits Times Give us alternatives, Annuar responds to critics over Emergency Agong to discuss cabinet's suggestions with other rulers, calls for calm

Polly Hartsook, 68, who runs a farm with her husband in Ringgold County, Iowa, said the tax system was written to help “job creators.”“My guess is Donald Trump didn’t prepare his tax returns, his tax preparers did it,” said Hartsook, who said she voted for Trump in 2016 and will do so again. “Rather than give his money to the Treasury, Trump reinvests his money in things that provide jobs.”

For others, the idea that the real estate mogul had paid so little in taxes touched a nerve.Amy Grandinetti, 48, a nurse from Columbus, Ohio, who said she was backing Biden in November, described Trump’s tax avoidance as “insane.”“This should give serious pause to the average American,” she said.

Connor Madan, 23, from Washington, likewise balked at Trump’s reported taxes, adding: “I feel like I pay more taxes than the president has. He’s supposed to be setting the example for everyone.” — Reuters Read more: Malay Mail »

Covid-19: Sabah to come under conditional MCO from Oct 13 until 26 (updated)

PUTRAJAYA: The whole of Sabah will be placed under the conditional movement control order (MCO) from Tuesday (Oct 13) until Oct 26, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Biden says Trump using Supreme Court to ‘eliminate’ Obamacare | Malay MailWASHINGTON, Sept 28 — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accused Donald Trump Sunday of rushing to install a new Supreme Court justice to “eliminate the entire Affordable Care Act,” known as Obamacare, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a...

TikTok will survive Donald Trump, US users say | Malay MailWASHINGTON, Sept 28 — “I never thought I would have a voice, but this app has given me one and people have been listening, said Rebecca Fisher-Tringale, explaining her love for social network TikTok, adding, “I never thought it would be possible.” The aspiring political scientist said she...

Senate confirmation hearings likely to start Oct. 12 for Barrett, Trump says | Malay MailWASHINGTON, Sept 27 — US President Donald Trump said the US Senate will likely open hearings on his third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, on Oct. 12 and he expected a full Senate vote before the Nov. 3 election. Trump told reporters at the White House yesterday that the date for the...

NYT: Trump paid just US$750 in federal income tax in 2016 | Malay MailWASHINGTON, Sept 28 — US President Donald Trump paid just US$750 (RM3,640) in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the election, The New York Times reported yesterday, citing tax return data extending more than 20 years. It added that he also paid only US$750 in his first year in the...

Swaggering Trump goes into first Biden debate eager to fight | Malay MailWASHINGTON, Sept 27 — Donald Trump always fancied himself streetwise, a real tough guy, and at the first presidential debate with Joe Biden next week he’ll be wearing the verbal brass knuckles. Trump, 74, is not a leader comfortable with the soaring rhetoric of JFK or Ronald Reagan. He’s not...

In first Trump-Biden debate, US will finally see its choice | Malay MailWASHINGTON, Sept 27 — The volatile US presidential election enters a fierce new stage this week when Donald Trump and Joe Biden hold their first debate — a television spectacle finally allowing Americans to witness the two antagonists head to head. Tuesday’s clash, coming right after Trump... Go Trump!❤