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USA:  Trump calls NYT report on his tax returns 'totally fake news'02:51

USA: Trump calls NYT report on his tax returns 'totally fake news'

United States, Washington DC
September 28, 2020 at 01:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump dismissed the recently published New York Times report on his tax returns as "totally fake news" while speaking to the press in Washington DC on Sunday.

"It's totally fake news, made up, fake," the president said, as he repeated that he was currently under audit and so could not publish his tax returns.

Trump faced repeated calls to publish his tax returns during the 2016 elections, but declined to do so and claimed he was under audit by the IRS. The New York Times report claimed that Trump paid only $750 in taxes in 2017, and had paid income tax in only 11 of the past 18 years.

Trump also challenged Democratic opponent and former Vice President Joe Biden to take a drug test before their first presidential debate, to be held on September 29.

"People say he (Joe Biden) was on performance-enhancing drugs. A lot of people have said that, a lot of people have written that. So take a look at it, why don't you take a look it. You will see on Internet plenty of people saying that and whether he is or not, it doesn't matter. But I would love to take a test and he can take a test too," Trump said.

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US President Donald Trump dismissed the recently published New York Times report on his tax returns as "totally fake news" while speaking to the press in Washington DC on Sunday.

"It's totally fake news, made up, fake," the president said, as he repeated that he was currently under audit and so could not publish his tax returns.

Trump faced repeated calls to publish his tax returns during the 2016 elections, but declined to do so and claimed he was under audit by the IRS. The New York Times report claimed that Trump paid only $750 in taxes in 2017, and had paid income tax in only 11 of the past 18 years.

Trump also challenged Democratic opponent and former Vice President Joe Biden to take a drug test before their first presidential debate, to be held on September 29.

"People say he (Joe Biden) was on performance-enhancing drugs. A lot of people have said that, a lot of people have written that. So take a look at it, why don't you take a look it. You will see on Internet plenty of people saying that and whether he is or not, it doesn't matter. But I would love to take a test and he can take a test too," Trump said.

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