President Trump on Sunday dismissed a New York Times investigation that found he paid $750 in income taxes in 2016 and 2017 “fake news.”
“It’s totally fake news,” Trump told reporters at a press conference when asked about the news story, which broke minutes before he entered the White House briefing room. Trump insisted that the public would eventually see his tax returns, but claimed, as he has previously, that they are currently “under audit” by the Internal Revenue Service.
“When they’re not, I’d be proud to show you. It’s fake news,” Trump said.
He accused the Times of wanting “to create a little bit of a story” before the election.
Asked later if he would give the public a sense of how much he has paid in income taxes, Trump declined, again citing the audit.
“I paid a lot and I paid a lot of state income taxes too,” Trump said. “It’ll all be revealed, it’s all going to come out.”