On Sunday night, The New York Times dropped a bomb on the presidential election campaigns with a revelation about the president’s tax returns, showing that he paid no taxes for 10 of the past 15 years and only $750 the first two years he served as president. Considering the amount of taxes that regular, hardworking Americans pay – hardworking Americans who Donald Trump claims to represent and fight for – the news came as quite a blow.
Teachers paid $7,239
Firefighters paid $5,283
Nurses paid $10,216
Donald Trump paid $750 pic.twitter.com/5YE1cbYsBN
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Now, the Joe Biden campaign is showing in a new political ad just what the disparity between the average American’s taxes and billionaire Donald Trump’s. Besides the fact that Trump has more debt than money, that he’s claimed more losses than income despite billing himself as a successful businessman, and the nearly 100,000 dollars Trump wrote off for Ivanka Trump’s hair and makeup stylists, that $750 tax bill really stuck in the craw of many voters.
According to the campaign ad, the average elementary school teacher pays around $7,239 per year in taxes. A firefighter pays about $5,283 and a construction manager pays about $16,447 per year. The president, who lives in a gold apartment and spends a significant amount of time vacationing at his personal golf resorts, paid $6,489 less than a teacher, $4,488 less than a firefighter, and $15,697 less than a typical construction manager.
Teachers can write off only $250 per year in personal expenses related to purchasing school supplies for their students. Donald Trump wrote off more than $70,000 for his personal hair stylist while appearing on The Apprentice.
This is the guy who can relate to and is fighting for the little guy?
Twitter was outraged by the reporting and supportive of the new ad by the Biden campaign. Read some of their comments below: