Trump Tweet Criticizing Americans for Not Paying Taxes, Despite ‘Crippling’ Government Debt, Resurfaces

An old Donald Trump tweet criticizing Americans who “don’t pay income tax” resurfaced late on Sunday after The New York Times released a report that revealed he did not pay income taxes for roughly half of the past two decades.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump speaks outside the White House on September 28 in Washington, D.C.


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President Donald Trump speaks outside the White House on September 28 in Washington, D.C.

“HALF of Americans don’t pay income tax despite crippling govt debt,” Trump wrote on Twitter in February 2012, four years before he was elected president. His tweet’s caption mirrors the headline of a Daily Mail article published one day before, which appears as a link in the social media post. The U.K.-based newspaper’s report relies on a graphic originally created by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C.

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