|The New York Times created a shit storm. The paper released a portion of Donald Trump's tax returns from the 1990s.|
There's no such thing as a "blue collar billionaire".
The New York Times reported that Donald Trump may have avoided paying taxes for nearly 20 years. This October Surprise was released early. The shit sandwich Trump ingested last week is still settling in his stomach.
The Trump campaign is now doing damage control. He's trying to turn this into an asset. Listening to Roger Ailes, the Trump campaign is saying this move was "smart" and relatively "genius".
Susanne Craig says she's gotten an envelope waiting from her containing three pages. Each are from Trump's tax returns from 1995. She appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources to talk about it.
"I don't think it's a crime to check your mailbox," said Craig. "And that's what we did, and then we did some reporting."
The bombshell was published on Sunday and it indicates the Republican nominee taking $916 million in losses in 1995, an amount so significant he could have avoided paying taxes for years.
His allies are trying to defend this nonsense.
In response, the Trump campaign claimed that the documents were illegally obtained and the article proves that the junk food media is an arm of the Clinton campaign.
On GOP Sundays, New Jersey governor Chris Christie and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tried to defend this.
The Times report that his taxable income in subsequent years is as yet unknown, a $916 million loss in 1995 would have been large enough to wipe out more than $50 million a year in taxable income over 18 years.