Trump’s Tax Returns Are a Scandal for the President—and for America

The unfinished Trump International Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19, 2016 (AP photo by Aida Sultanova).
The unfinished Trump International Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19, 2016 (AP photo by Aida Sultanova).

The recent bombshell report from The New York Times—which obtained more than two decades’ worth of President Donald Trump’s tax returns, including from the first two years of his presidency—offered a number of remarkable details, from how little Trump has paid in income taxes to the staggering $421 million in debt that he has personally guaranteed. Yet perhaps the most concerning revelations from the Times’ report centered on a topic long central to Trump’s rise, and to his presidency: foreign money. The tax returns didn’t reveal any new information about potential financing from Russia, a question that has long stalked […]

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