“Shut up man”: Trump and Biden clash in US presidential debate
But Trump, when asked about the report by moderator Chris Wallace, claimed he had paid “millions of dollars” in taxes during his career as a real estate developer.
“I paid $ 38 million a year, I paid $ 27 million a year,” Trump said, while Biden has repeatedly called on the president to “show us your tax returns.”
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Trump also claimed he was simply following the federal tax code that had been in place for years, including under President Barack Obama, of which Biden was vice president.
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“I don’t want to pay taxes,” Trump said. “Before coming here, I was a private developer, I was a private businessman. Like any other private person, unless they’re stupid, they go through the laws and that is what it is.
Biden has vowed he will “tear up” the major tax cuts introduced by Trump in 2017 if he is elected president.
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“The tax code that puts him in a position where he pays less tax than on the money a teacher earns is because of him – he says he’s smart because he can profit of the tax code, and it takes advantage of the tax codes. , ” he said.
Asked by Trump about why Biden didn’t reform tax codes while serving in the Senate and as vice president, Biden replied, “Because you weren’t president screwing up things.”
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