Trudy Rubin: Trump tax return shock: Massive personal debt makes him a national security threat
Donald Trump is a security risk to this nation.His massive personal debts, as revealed by the stunning New York Times expose of his long-hidden tax records, make him vulnerable to manipulation by foreign governments or shysters. According to the Times, “he appears to be responsible for loans totaling $421 million, most of which is coming due within four years.”Trump will need cash infusions at a time when reputable banks have long since written him off as a bad risk.If a debt-ridden Trump were facing confirmation for a senior government post, he would be denied a security clearance. “From a na...
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Jay Ambrose: The predators and the prey
The New York Times doesn’t play dirty because that’s beneath its status as one of the world’s best newspapers, and so I will merely say that a recent story on President Donald Trump’s taxes walked through a mud puddle. Just days before a debate with Joe Biden, we learned that Trump had paid very little and sometimes nothing in taxes, hardly something entirely new and hardly illegal. The Times printed pretty much the same story in 2016 and Hillary Clinton raised the point in a debate with Trump the same year.Clinton only knew about one instance, but thought there were others. Trump did not crin...
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Trump, Biden square off for 1st time in U.S. presidential debate
U.S. Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden square off for the first time Tuesday in a presidential debate that could serve as a make-or-break moment in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election.The event is the first of three planned debates between the two candidates. National polls show that Trump, 74, continues to trail Biden, the 77-year-old former vice president under the Barack Obama administration.According to the organizer, the 90-minute, nationally televised debate in Cleveland in the Midwest state of Ohio is expected to cover six topics including the coronavir...
Trump's silence continues on how many refugees can enter the US this fiscal year
The Trump administration has yet to announce how many refugees will be admitted into the United States during the upcoming fiscal year, which starts Thursday.Without a “presidential determination,” which dictates how many refugees can come to the United States each fiscal year, refugees cannot be resettled in the country, except for a few exceptions.The silence from President Donald Trump’s administration about the 2020-2021 fiscal year refugee ceiling has parallels to last year’s announcement, which was made shortly before the fiscal year began on Oct. 1. Trump announced then that he would sl...
Pardon? Biden bats away debate ear piece rumor
Cleveland (AFP) - Joe Biden offered a snappy retort Tuesday to accusations by President Donald Trump's campaign that he would use an electronic earpiece to gain advantage during their hotly anticipated presidential debate. The two sides exchanged bitter barbs just hours ahead of the showdown in Cleveland, with the Republican theory that Biden would use the device to get coached during the debate gaining traction on social media despite no actual evidence.The Trump team claimed the Biden campaign had reneged on an agreement to conduct a pre-debate inspection for electronic earpieces and had ask...
First US presidential debate 'very unlikely' to shift the race
By ZHAO HUANXIN in Washington | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-09-30 06:37The first presidential debate of the 2020 campaign between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Tuesday night is "very unlikely" to shift the race unless there is a significant error by either participant, experts have predicted.The 90-minute televised debate, co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, will feature 15-minute segments on several topics, including the COVID-19 pandemic, race and violence in cities, election integrity and the economy...
Trump May Owe IRS $100 Million After Audit
The New York Times released information from an investigation intoPresident Donald Trump‘s tax returns from the last 15 years on Sunday. This initial report included information on Trump’s write-offs, tax avoidance and a shocking number of financial losses. This report is not ideal timing for the president as he is currently trailing Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the polls, and is possibly facing a tax fraud investigation by the Manhattan district attorney.Among Trump’s many financial crises is an Internal Revenue Service audit of Trump over a $72.9 million tax refund. Trump claimed this a...
‘The Washington Post’ Endorses Joe Biden
The Washington Post‘s editorial board has endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.In an editorial, the newspaper called President Donald Trump as a “negative example has demonstrated how essential in a president are decency, empathy and respect for other human beings.”The newspaper went to as far as calling out Trump for having “few accomplishments” during his term as well as “having no agenda for his second.”The Post described Biden as a deeply qualified candidate who is ready “to meet the daunting challenges that the nation will face over the coming four years.”It asserted that th...
Trump ban on 'divisive' and 'anti-American' training for federal contractors has workplace diversity experts worried
Diversity and inclusion training providers are concerned recent strides in corporate America to address racial and gender disparities will take a back seat after President Donald Trump ordered restrictions on racial sensitivity training for federal contractors.Many companies expanded their workplace diversity training programs earlier this year following the civil unrest resulting from George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in May.The topics of white privilege, systemic racism and unconscious bias have become focal points in those programs, consultants say. Now, they’re the ta...
Manhattan DA's office will hold off on demand for Trump's taxes
NEW YORK — Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance indicated Tuesday he would hold off on enforcing subpoenas for President Donald Trump’s taxes, despite an appeals court judge’s suggestion the prosecutor could go ahead and demand the paperwork.Vance attorney Carey Dunne wrote that the office would not demand the documents from Trump’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars, until after the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on the president’s legal challenge. The decision to delay enforcement of the subpoenas was at least in part to avoid taking the issue to the Supreme Court, according to Dunne.Last ...
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