Donald Trump is really rich, right?
Well, he certainly says he is. His latest personal financial disclosure puts his wealth at $10 billion.
But no one actually knows if that’s true. Rigorous and objective analysis by reporters puts Trump’s wealth far below his self-reported status as a billionaire 10 times over, with most recent estimates pegging it at between $2.9-4.5 billion.
When Tim O’Brien wrote a 2005 biography of Trump, here’s what he found:
Donald Trump is really rich, right?
The last public tax filings from Donald Trump showed he paid no federal income taxes by taking advantage of a break often used by developers, The Washington Post reports.
A 1981 report by New Jersey gambling regulators said Trump claimed that his total income for 1978 and 1979 was negative $3.8 million, so he didn't owe taxes, the Post said.
The New Jersey report is the last time Trump's returns were made public. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has so far refused to release his tax returns, saying he won't do so until the IRS completes an audit of him. He has also said there is "nothing to learn" from the filings.
While Donald J. Trump refuses to release his federal tax returns, saying his tax rate is “none of your business,” a USA TODAY analysis found Trump’s businesses have been involved in at least 100 lawsuits and other disputes related to unpaid taxes or how much tax his businesses owe.
Trump’s companies have been engaged in battles over taxes almost every year from the late 1980s until as recently as March, the analysis of court cases, property records, and other documents across the country shows. At least five Trump companies were issued warrants totaling more than $13,000 for late or unpaid taxes in New York state just since Trump declared his candidacy in June 2015, according to state records.
Sanders, Trump take Oregon primary; Clinton claims Kentucky Sanders, Trump take Oregon primary; Clinton claims Kentucky
Bernie Sanders won Oregon’s presidential primary and battled Hillary Clinton to a neck-and-neck outcome in Kentucky on Tuesday, vowing to soldier on as Clinton sought to blunt his momentum ahead of her likely general election matchup against Republican Donald Trump.
The race in Kentucky was too close to call, but Clinton wrote on her Twitter feed: “We just won Kentucky! Thanks to everyone who turned out. We’re always stronger united.” With almost all the votes counted, Clinton held a narrow lead of less than one-half of 1 percent as she tried to avoid ending the primary season with a string of losses to the Vermont senator.
Donald Trump likes to say he has created a political movement that has drawn “millions and millions” of new voters into the Republican Party. “It’s the biggest thing happening in politics,” Trump has said. “All over the world, they’re talking about it,” he's bragged.
But a Politico analysis of the early 2016 voting data show that, so far, it’s just not true.
While Trump’s insurgent candidacy has spurred record-setting Republican primary turnout in state after state, the early statistics show that the vast majority of those voters aren’t actually new to voting or to the Republican Party, but rather they are reliable past voters in general elections. They are only casting ballots in a Republican primary for the first time.
Two Boston brothers accused of urinating on and beating a homeless Mexican man and telling police “Donald Trump was right: All these illegals need to be deported,” were sentenced to prison on Monday, prosecutors said.
Scott Leader, 38, and Steve Leader, 30, had previously pleaded guilty to indictments charging them with causing bodily injury while committing a civil rights violation, as well as assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, among other charges.
British Prime Minister David Cameron stands by his description of Donald Trump's proposal for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States as "divisive, stupid and wrong", a spokesman said on Monday.
Trump, when asked about Cameron's criticism, said such comments indicate he is unlikely to have a good relationship with the British prime minister.
"The prime minister has made his views on Donald Trump's comments very clear. He disagrees with them," the spokesman said.
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