On September 27, The New York Times claimed that the President of the United States, Donald Trump, allegedly only paid 750 dollars in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017. Since then, the internet has been chock full of reactions to this saucy bit of information. Bored Panda has collected some of the best reactions to Trump’s tax allegations for you to enjoy. Scroll down, upvote your fave pics, and let us know what you think about the entire situation in the comment section, dear Pandas.

“Over the past decade, the President has paid tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes to the federal government,” Alan Garten, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, told The Washington Post that The New York Times article was supposedly full of inaccuracies.

Justin Crowe, associate professor of Political Science at Williams College, told Bored Panda that most American voters have already settled on their choice for the presidential election and most Trump voters are committed to him “seemingly no matter what,” so the NYT report most likely won’t be a transformative moment in the presidential race. However, the situation is not good for the President, Crowe says. Read on for the full interview.

You can read the full report by The New York Times right here.

Image credits: nytimes

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DevitaDavison Report

Full of Giggles
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2 months ago

Sadly, his supporters don't care but they'd be the first and loudest to criticize any fellow citizen living the same scenario.

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Marcellus the Third
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2 months ago

It was probably worth $5 to have that person out of your life, presto.

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rspanther
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2 months ago

They have been for years.

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Political science expert Crowe explained that the US Supreme Court vacancy had taken a lot of attention away from the pandemic and “what is perceived by voters as Trump's poor response to it,” moving it to terrain that’s slightly more favorable for Trump. However, the tax disclosures have knocked the White House off course a bit. Crowe points out that “the multiple responses Trump and his administration have tried to throw against the wall” are evidence of this.

“The one thing that does make this different from previous controversies surrounding Trump's taxes is the clearly identified, easy-to-understand dollar amount: $750. Most Americans will rightly recognize that as a pittance for someone who claims to be a billionaire—and much less than they themselves pay in federal income tax,” Crowe said.

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ReelQuinn Report

Ruth Mayfly
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2 months ago

They really need to take the 'news' bit out of their name.

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BernieSanders Report

Liz
Community Member
2 months ago

Ok, but the issue with increasing taxes in a system as broken as the US's will not actually get to the top 1%. It's just going to hit the well-off but not "offshore account rich" people of this country who actually work and pay taxes. We need an overhaul of the system starting with how corporations are taxed.

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Aaron W
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2 months ago

$70k to look like THAT?? Good god.

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He added that Joe Biden’s campaign is talking about taxes in ads. “The Biden campaign is already running a simple but effective ad showing how much average Americans in a range of jobs (teacher, nurse, construction manager) pay in federal income tax,” Crowe stated, adding that the ad suggests Trump doesn’t “understand or care about the lives or economic circumstances of the vast majority of citizens.”

This sort of line of argument could be effective among middle-income and lower-middle-income Americans. “The effect is likely at the margins, but a state like Pennsylvania could be decided at the margins, and you would clearly rather be in Biden's position rather than Trump's on this issue,” Crowe pointed out.

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JenAshleyWright Report

Rachel Grieshop
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2 months ago

Very true

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reddit.com Report

Gerrit
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2 months ago

I am very sure that many of them can actually read. But there is a big difference between reading and understanding. It's all fake news for them in the end.

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Gerrit
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2 months ago

How much more evidence do we actually need to see that he is the worst president in history?

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Bored Panda also talked to Crowe about what Americans should do to get to the truth of the matter when the NYT report states one thing while Trump and his team state something different. “Without primary source documents, it is difficult to evaluate independently. Of course, if the President wished, he could, without violating any rules surrounding his audit, release his tax returns and let the American people judge for themselves,” the expert said.

According to him, Trump’s refusal to do so suggests that the President has something to hide and Americans should take his denials “with a grain of salt.”

Crowe added that we shouldn’t be blind to the fact that media organizations like the NYT have interests of their own: “Including, on the business side, to sell newspapers and generate web traffic, but, in general, reputable media sources—we're not talking about Breitbart or something here—trying to inform the public about issues of national concern deserve a benefit of the doubt that politicians with a reputation for obfuscation, dishonesty, and outright falsehoods do not.”

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sarahcpr Report

John Louis
Community Member
2 months ago

Trump has lost more money than any other businessman in this country. He essentially loses millions of dollars for a living.

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kibblesmith Report

John Louis
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2 months ago

Trump's only successful talent is constant, savage, narcissistic self-promotion.

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AOC Report

Kookamunga
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2 months ago

AOC is awesome! She's everything Trump hates; she's brown, a woman and intelligent.

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WaPo claims that the average middle-class American household paid around 3 times as much in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 as Trump.

He allegedly paid 750 dollars in taxes in 2016 and 2017 and paid no income taxes at all in 11 of the 18 years examined by The New York Times because he reported losing “much more” money than he made.

The NYT report mentions “chronic losses and years of tax avoidance” and also suggests that Trump is personally responsible for over 300 million dollars in loans, to be due in the next 4 years. 

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NpdAnalysis Report

Googleman1234
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2 months ago

Its so dumb how he whines about healthcare and pays 750 dollars a year.

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Mikhael Barreto
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2 months ago

Don't forget he's in debt and who knows what he'll do to pay those by 2022...

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KatHat
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2 months ago

Just in case Sheila shows up again with false claims: T***p's write offs are not legal. The valuations on his properties are false. How he inherited his money was a tax scam. He said he inherited a million when it was 300 million or more. It is a shell game and is not legal. If you did it you would be in jail.

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The President denied the allegations and claimed that he has “paid many millions of dollars in taxes” but received tax credits as well. He also stated that he had “very little debt” in comparison to the value of the assets he owns. According to Trump, the media has brought up the topic with “bad intent” and was trying to discredit him.

The NYT report alleges that “most” of Trump’s largest businesses (like his hotels and golf courses) reported losing millions “if not tens of millions of dollars year after year.” Furthermore, the report claims that some of the President’s businesses have supposedly received money from foreign officials and lobbyists currying for his favor.

According to the report, Trump allegedly made 73 million dollars in revenue from abroad during his first two years as President, writes the BBC.

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baddestmamajama Report

John Louis
Community Member
2 months ago

I am sure that Donald Trump is probably worried about paying too much in taxes.

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JenKirkman Report

John Louis
Community Member
2 months ago

Trump insulted his own base when he said that could shoot somebody on Time Square and not lose any voters. AND THEY CHEERED HIM!!!

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RBReich Report

Bill
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2 months ago

How come nobody went to prison over the Panama Papers? The lawfirm in the middle had their office at Trump Towers in the Phillipines

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DearAuntCrabby Report

John Tan
Community Member
2 months ago

i love how its an old grandma calling him out

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JasonKander Report

John Louis
Community Member
2 months ago

And his followers admire him for this!

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GunnelsWarren Report

Mikhael Barreto
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

True, it's a quote from the article... A small quote from a gigantic article, completely out of context. Also, unlike Mr. Trump, Biden's tax records are public record. The illegalities of his son only exist in the minds of right-wing pundits. Even the goddamn REPUBLICAN Senate Intelligence didn't find anything wrong.

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Mech0T1 Report

John Louis
Community Member
2 months ago

WAIT!!! isn't God's appointed candidate above the law!!?!!

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bradleyrsimpson Report

Mikhael Barreto
Community Member
2 months ago

Republicans then and now. :D

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Googleman1234
Community Member
2 months ago

many people says he has very good taxes, beautiful taxes many people say. i have heard many people saying that they are very good taxes, maybe even the best taxes in history.

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Mech0T1 Report

John Louis
Community Member
2 months ago

Trump's business tactics read like a Monty Python skit.

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Mech0T1 Report

KoalaLa
Community Member
2 months ago

Belgian law enforcement isn't even allowed in casinos because the debt would make us vulnerable to blackmail. Imagine.

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BoMarley Report

N G
Community Member
2 months ago

Photos of 6 presidents. You might not like them, but 5 of them governed their country trying to do the right thing, but some of them failed. The other person is an orange criminal twat.

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cybermerlin2000
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2 months ago

Trump is not essential

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YoungFunE Report

John Louis
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2 months ago

You would probably kick his but if you ever played the game with him.

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Aaron W
Community Member
2 months ago

This isn't realistic. MAGAtards aren't sweating anything, they just tell themselves the world outside their little bubble is 'fake news' and keep MAGAing on.

Niko Alarcon
Community Member
2 months ago

MAGAtards- i love that

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John Louis
Community Member
2 months ago

A volcanic eruption of MAGA (am I using that word right 1?!) against Trump isn't going to happen. They will support him even if.....he shoots someone (Did someone say that before me?)

Banjo Peppers
Community Member
2 months ago

Trump should be president because he’s a great businessman but also we should appreciate he’s an average Joe whose businesses were so bad that he didn’t pay taxes for ten years. MAKES SENSE🏴‍☠️

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
2 months ago

Hey, MAGA-hat wearer, the buttons are close enough together for you to push BOTH AT THE SAME TIME! Because BOTH ARE TRUE!

German Rottweiler#16
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2 months ago

I love the term MAGAtards!!

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les
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2 months ago

we need facts bubble gum bandit, quote your sources cos without them what you say means nothing

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John Louis
Community Member
2 months ago

It's why Trump has always been so open and honest about his finances. He wants his integrity to serve as an example to other Republicans.

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John Louis
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2 months ago

New Reality Show: I have to become President to avoid going to jail.

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John Louis
Community Member
2 months ago

And all his lies don't amount to a hill of them!

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John Louis
Community Member
2 months ago

Let's add those to all of the other scams he's been involved in.

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TeamJoe Report

John Louis
Community Member
2 months ago

Donald Trump is an essential worker for those who want to abuse money and power.

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Pacheco_JA_ Report

John Louis
Community Member
2 months ago

The only RAP Trump will be doing is what the IRS convicts him of.