7 tweets by Trump about taxes that are very awkward now


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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.

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.


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

Trump criticized a billionaire for avoiding paying federal taxes.

Trump bragged about how much he pays in taxes.

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

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

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