AOC: Trump paid less taxes ‘than waitresses, undocumented immigrants’
The N.Y. Democrat tweeted that 'Donald Trump has never cared for our country more than he cares for himself.'
The fallout from the New York Times report about the incredibly low amount that President Donald Trump paid in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 continues.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that she “paid thousands of dollars a year in taxes *as a bartender.*”
“Trump paid $750,” the Democrat continued. “He contributed less to funding our communities than waitresses & undocumented immigrants.”
Ocasio-Cortez wrote that “Donald Trump has never cared for our country more than he cares for himself.” She called the president, “a walking scam.”
In a second tweet, Ocasio-Cortez recalled the controversy that surrounded her in October 2019 when she got an $80 haircut at a D.C. hair salon and spent $180 on lowlights.
At the time, Richard Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, said: “it is a bad look to spend hundreds of dollars to get your hair done to make a video decrying income inequality.”
“Last year Republicans blasted a firehose of hatred + vitriol my way because I treated myself to a $250 cut & lowlights on my birthday,” she tweeted. “Where’s the criticism of their idol spending $70k on hairstyling?”
“Oh, it’s nowhere because they’re spineless, misogynistic hypocrites? Got it.”
The representative was referencing a line in the report that Trump wrote off $70,000 in hairstyling on his tax returns.
Fellow Democrats denounced Trump following the release of the bombshell report.
“Donald Trump paid just $750 in income taxes in 2016 and 2017,” Senator Elizabeth Warren wrote, “He knows better than anyone that there’s one set of rules for the wealthy and giant corporations and another for hardworking Americans—and instead of using his power to fix it, he’s taken advantage of it at every turn.”
President Trump disputed the report calling it “totally fake news” at a press conference on Sunday.
A lawyer for the Trump Organization has said that “most, if not all, of the facts, appear to be inaccurate.”
The New York Times stands by its reporting.
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