Trump said in 2011 lower-income Americans should pay taxes to be ‘part of the game,’ though he paid nothing to the federal government for many years



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  • Trump said in a 2011 radio interview first reported by CNN that low-income Americans should pay taxes to be a “part of the game” and said half of the US wasn’t paying anything.
  • Trump also claimed he had recently signed “a big fat check” to pay off his taxes.
  • The Times said in a bombshell report Sunday that Trump paid nothing in federal income taxes for 10 of the 15 previous years.
  • Trump paid $750 in income taxes in 2016 and 2017, the first year of his presidency.
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Six years before assuming the presidency, Donald Trump said lower-income Americans should pay taxes to be “part of the game,” CNN first reported.

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Trump made the remarks during a radio interview with Sean Hannity, a conservative host.

“The amazing thing is that half

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