It's the latest bit of bad news for Trump, who had managed to avoid negative headlines for several weeks.
It’s finally happened: Donald Trump’s much-awaited tax returns have finally been released, and even though they’re 20 years old, they tell us a lot about the candidate. And Trump has absolutely gone off about them.
The New York Times published details from his 1995 tax returns which it obtained, alleging they showed losses of $916 million, allowing him to potentially avoid income taxes for 18 years. Trump responded at a rally in Pennsylvania with a short statement that took him nearly a half hour deliver because he kept going off on tangents, including accusing Hillary Clinton of not being loyal to her husband because of his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
It’s the latest bit of bad news for Trump, who had managed to avoid negative headlines for several weeks and managed to climb back into a virtual tie with Hillary Clinton. After a bad debate performance and a Twitter tirade against his former Miss Universe winner, Trump is back to getting negative press again and is losing ground to Clinton in the polls with the election just a few weeks away.
Trump tried to deflect attention from the revelations by pointing to a new video of Hillary Clinton talking about Bernie Sanders supports, claiming she mocked them as basement dwellers. Clinton supporters say she was showing empathy to Sanders supporters, not derision.
Trump and Clinton have two more debates left before election day on Nov. 8. If Trump cannot put in a better performance and avoid being baited by Clinton, he may face a steep electoral loss.