Clinton attacks Trump: “He was using his political connections to collect hundreds of millions of dollars”

During a rally in Ohio, the Democratic candidate commented on the report about Trump’s 1995 tax records that was recently featured in the New York Times. “He was using his political connections to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies,” she said.
Trump and Clinton Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

About a week before the next presidential debate, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton bashed her Republican rival Donald Trump last night (Monday) during a rally in Ohio.

Clinton commented on the New York Times report according to which in 1995, Trump declared that he lost more than $900 million. Clinton claimed that according to this report, Trump did not pay income taxes for almost two decades: “He was using his political connections to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies and extra tax breaks for his companies.”

The Democratic candidate continued to attack her Republican opponent when she commented on the remarks made by one of his top advisers, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Shortly after the New York Times published its report, Giuliani said that Trump is a genius if he did not pay income taxes for such a long period of time. In response, Clinton said: “Here’s my question, what kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year?”

In his defense, Trump rejected the criticism and allegations and said that he took advantage of America’s tax laws in a smart and legal way. “As a businessman and real estate developer, I have legally used the tax laws to my benefit,” Trump said. “I have brilliantly used the laws and often said on the campaign trail that I have a fiduciary responsibility to pay no more tax than is legally required like anybody else.”


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