WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday tore into the mainstream media over it’s coverage of a leaked New York Times report regarding his tax returns.
In a series of tweets the president blasted the media, referring to it’s coverage as “fake news” and defended the tax credits he’s shown to have taken, saying he, like everyone else, is entitled to do so.
“The Fake News Media, just like Election time 2016, is bringing up my Taxes & all sorts of other nonsense with illegally obtained information & only bad intent. I paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was entitled, like everyone else, to depreciation & tax credits,” the president wrote.
“Also, if you look at the extraordinary assets owned by me, which the Fake News hasn’t, I am extremely under leveraged – I have very little debt compared to the value of assets,” he continued.
“Much of this information is already on file, but I have long said that I may release financial Statements, from the time I announced I was going to run for President, showing all properties, assets and debts,” he added. “It is a very IMPRESSIVE Statement, and also shows that I am the only President on record to give up my yearly $400,000 plus Presidential Salary!”
The New York Times report contained information on the president’s tax returns that spanned more than two decades.