What Works Week 7: Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

Headline: Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

This article from the New York Times details years of dubious and sometimes criminal practices to avoid paying tax by Donald Trump and his late father Fred Trump.

some of the practices highlighted in the article include loans given to his son with a payment plan or any real plan to pay them off at all. It also included making Donald and his siblings bankers and allowing themselves to repay debts with shell companies. The article uses interviews from past employees and business associates. It also uses tax returns and other documents from the times in question. The article does a great job providing links and/or proof to most instances.

For a regular president this would be a shocking revelations seeing a this is an atrocious act of not on tax fraud but just utter disrespect to one civil duty in paying taxes but for Donald Trump it was an article that doesn’t gain much attention after 24 hours. Donald Trump is constantly the butt of many jokes and crude articles and at some level it desensitizes us to this kind of behavior to the point where we aren’t even phrase by it anymore.

From the New York Times this is just another story in a long line of articles detailing the horrible and often shameful past of our president. The Times releases articles like this so often tho that they almost seem like hit pieces.

Aside from a few comments bashing the “Failing New York Times” and comments from his lawyers, he hasn’t made much of a denial of claim almost saying that the times is airing dirty laundry.

Its interesting to me to see how the relationship between the media and the president has changed. In the past such as the CBS story saying Bush didn’t do his full service in the  military resulted in Dan Rathers and a few others losing their job after a full commission  into how the story came about while Trump didn’t even question the article and just swept it under the rug without even the IRS questioning it.


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