7 tweets by Trump about taxes that are very awkward now

Memories.

CREDIT: Diane Bondareff/Invision/AP
CREDIT: Diane Bondareff/Invision/AP

A blockbuster New York Times story revealed that Trump probably did not pay federal income taxes for two decades or longer.

Trump’s lawyers threatened to sue the New York Times if they published the story. But now that it’s out neither Trump nor his campaign are denying its premise.

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Taxes are a subject Trump weighs in on frequently on Twitter. Now that more is known about Trump’s taxes, these tweets seem ill advised.

Trump slammed Obama for paying “only” 20.5% of his income in taxes.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/190866856624668672

Trump criticized other Americans, mostly low income people, for not paying income taxes.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/172772609627394049

Trump criticized a billionaire for avoiding paying federal taxes.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/202114217854242817

Trump bragged about how much he pays in taxes.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/317227284996186112

Trump tweeted that “successful people” are “punished by heavy taxes.”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/452422959203123200

When Trump bashed Amazon for not paying “fair taxes.”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/673885376742825984

Trump complained about an Obama speech because he helped pay for it with his taxes.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/144875211228057600