Trump’s Taxes and All the Things a Billionaire Could Buy With $750

Donney Rose
Sep 28, 2020 - 11:42

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After many years of anticipation, a New York Times report revealed that the American president Donald Trump only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017. If those years sound familiar in the Trump timeline, they were the years he was running for office (2016) and the first full year of his presidency (2017).

According to the records obtained by The Times, Trump’s finances paint a story of “chronic losses and years of tax avoidance.” When pressed about his shady financial records, he unsurprisingly referred to the report as “fake news” and whined about the treatment he receives from the IRS.

“The IRS is not fair to me”
“My tax returns are under permanent audit”
“No one wants to see me rich”

Yada. Yada. Yada.

The news of Trump’s pocket change tax payoff breaking at a time when millions of Americans are feeling the economic weight from the coronavirus pandemic is especially insulting. For years he has attempted to shield his tax information from the American public in a manner that has been unprecedented of presidents that came before him. 

While millions of his devout working-class supporters have lauded him for being a ‘savvy’ businessman with the type of acumen necessary to get the nation’s economy back on track, Trump was able to pay the same amount in taxes to the federal government as someone earning $20,000 a year.

He would likely describe this type of swindling of the American government as “winning,” but in reality, it is the sleazy dealings of a nefarious sham of a businessman turned political con artist. If he had any ounce of integrity, he would be embarrassed that so many in his own base are engulfed in the economic downturn of 2020. This reveal would come off as a brazen slap in the face.

However, the words Trump and integrity could not be more antonyms. 

And you may wonder, “if Trump was able to save all those coins in 2016 and 2017, what might his billionaire status be able to afford with what he paid in taxes?”

Well, here’s a shortlist of items he could have purchased by the truckload for $750 or less:

Rare 1972 Republican National Convention 22kt Gold Elephant Decanter & Dinner Plates

Beige Gucci “flat messenger” bags

Antique country lemonade stands

Vintage 1964 Dashboard Figurines of The Beatles

Antique 1940’s cast iron Tall Tulips Basket doorstops

Ornate Antique French Floor Mirrors

Vintage World War II posters

Donald Trump’s whole existence is one of excess and nothingness. I am sure he did a great deal of splurging with his “savings.”

About the Author

Donney Rose is a poet, essayist, Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow, advocate and Chief Content Editor at The North Star. He believes in telling how it is and how it should be.

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