Donald Trump May Have Lied About Donating His Presidential Salary, Tax Returns Reveal
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When Donald Trump first took office, he vowed that he would not be accepting the presidential salary. However, by law, the chief executive must be compensated. So Trump announced that his presidential salary would instead be going to charity. Now that his tax returns have been released, the public can see for itself whether or not he was telling the truth about where the money went.
The Truth Comes Out
The House Ways and Means Committee has been fighting tooth and nail to obtain Trump’s tax returns for six years. They were finally given permission to access them, and after redacting any personal information, released the returns to the public on Friday morning.
Many people have wondered if Trump kept his word about donating his salary, and now we know. The short answer is yes and no. From the years 2017-2019, Trump’s salary did go to charity. However, in 2020, the donations stopped, which means Trump was likely taking the salary and keeping it for his own personal use.
His tax returns prove that he did not donate any of his 2020 salary to charity as he said he would. The returns do not give specific details as to where his donations went, either. The New York Times, however, did provide information that suggests that most of his donations went right back into the government, mainly the National Parks Services.
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Trump, predictably, hopped on Truth Social to express his opinion on his tax returns being made public.
He states that the Democrats should have never pushed for the release and that the Supreme Court should never have approved it. He does make sure to add that the tax returns are a clear indicator of his success and ability to utilize tax deductions. He also accuses Forbes of spreading fake news about how much he sold his hotel for.
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