New York Times: Trump Paid $ 750 in U.S. Income Taxes in 2016, 2017

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US President Donald Trump has paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report in the New York Times on Sunday.

Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax returns and is the only modern-day president not to make them public, paid the federal government $ 750 in taxes the year he was elected, in 2016, and another $ 750 his first year in office.

Speaking at a White House press conference, Trump called the report “fake news” and said he had paid taxes, without giving details.

The disclosure, which The Times says comes from income tax data obtained over two decades, comes at a pivotal time ahead of the first presidential debate on Tuesday and weeks before a divisive election.

A lawyer for the Trump organization, Alan Garten, and a spokesperson for the Trump organization did not immediately respond to an Associated Press request for comment on the report.

Garten told The Times that “most, if not all, of the facts appear to be inaccurate.”

He said in a statement to the news agency that the president “has paid tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes to the federal government, including millions in personal taxes since his candidacy was announced in 2015” .

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