Biden Compares Trump’s Tax to That of Working Americans
In a video, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign team compared the income tax paid by President Donald Trump in 2016 to the taxes paid by working Americans.
It is in response to The New York Times report that Trump paid $ 750 in income tax in 2016 and 2017.
In the video images of teachers, nurses and construction workers are shown, each time it states how much tax they pay annually. For example, teachers pay over $ 7,000 and construction workers about $ 16,000.
Biden wants to show that the “self-made billionaire” Trump pays considerably less than the average American. Running mate Kamala Harris also shared the video.
Other Democrats also reacted angrily and surprised to the report from The New York Times, which incidentally is being dismissed by Trump as fake news.
“The New York Times article delivers a glimpse into how President Trump has used the law to avoid paying taxes,” said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. “It is a sign of Trump’s disdain for working Americans that he abused the tax law for years and then passed a law to make the rich even richer.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive member of the House, said she paid thousands of dollars in tax in 2016 and 2017 while still working as a bartender.
“Trump contributed even less to the well-being of our country than bar staff and undocumented migrants. Donald Trump never cared more about our country than himself.”