During the first presidential debate Hillary Clinton struck what may be the fatal blow to Donald Trump’s campaign by getting him to admit that he does not pay any federal income tax.
During a lively exchange Clinton decided to turn the spotlight on Trump’s income tax returns, which he has refused to reveal.
Clinton proposed that maybe Trump “doesn’t want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he’s paid nothing in federal taxes, because the only years that anybody’s ever seen were a couple of years when he had to turn them over to state authorities when he was trying to get a casino license, and they showed he didn’t pay any federal income tax.”
Instead of denying the allegation that he habitually avoids paying income tax, Trump decided to brandish income tax-dodging as a badge of honour and quickly shot back “That makes me smart.”
It remains a mystery why no mainstream news outlets have this in the headlines. Only a few years ago such a revelation would have been the death knell for any political campaign.
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