Trump paid no income taxes in years leading to presidency

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US President Trump paid had paid no income taxes at all in 10 years leading to his presidency and just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, the year he won the election.

The news was reported by the New York Times on Sunday, citing tax return data extending more than 20 years.

The report added that in the 15 years before becoming President, he reported losing much more money than he made.

Trump immediately dismissed the report as “totally fake news.”

Trump’s tax returns, a key talking point in the 2016 election, have been a constant presence during his presidency and ahead of the November 3 election, when Trump is seeking a second term.