Trump Griped Americans Weren't Paying Enough Taxes In 2012

Written by on September 28, 2020

Irony, thy identify is Donald Trump.

Though the self-proclaimed billionaire reportedly paid simply $750 in federal earnings taxes in 2016 and nothing in some earlier years, he was griping to “Fox & Associates” again in 2012 that his fellow People weren’t paying sufficient.

A video clip from that 12 months unearthed by Media Issues For America editor John Whitehouse options the then-future president railing towards a tax system that he mentioned allowed low-income People to pay much less in taxes than the rich.

That was an enormous speaking level in the course of the 2012 presidential marketing campaign after then-Republican nominee Mitt Romney launched tax returns displaying he paid an efficient 14.1% tax price.

Within the “Fox & Associates” clip, co-host Steve Doocy identified that half of the nation doesn’t pay federal earnings tax and tossed this softball to Trump: “Is that honest?”

“No, it’s not,” Trump responded. “It’s much more than that, as I perceive it, and it’s not honest,” he mentioned.

Roll the video!

A little bit context: Through the 2012 marketing campaign, Romney was secretly recorded telling an viewers of donors that 47% of then-President Barack Obama’s supporters “consider that they’re entitled to well being care, to meals, to housing.”

Trump apparently had an issue with that, based mostly on tweets he posted that 12 months.

Trump additionally appeared miffed that Obama paid what he thought of to be an inadequate quantity of tax on his presidential wage, including, with out irony: “Do as I say not as I do.”

Obama in 2011 paid $162,074 in federal taxes on gross earnings of $789,674, in response to the return he launched that 12 months. 


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