The president of United States, Donald Trump, did not pay federal taxes in 10 of the last 15 years, according to a report published on Sunday by the New York Times.
Trump, who has jealously guarded his tax returns and is the only president in modern times who does not make them public, He paid $ 750 in taxes to the federal government the year he was elected: 2016, and $ 750 again in his first year in office.
At a press conference at the White House, Trump called the report “fake news.” and said he has paid taxes, although he did not give details.
Disclosure, which according to the NYT comes from tax return data spanning a period of two decades, It comes at a crucial moment, as the first presidential debate is scheduled for Tuesday, and in a few weeks the general elections of the United States will be held.
An attorney for the Trump Organization, Alan Garten, and a spokesman for the Trump Organization did not respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press on the report.
Garten told the Times that “Most, if not all, the facts appear to be inaccurate.”
In a statement to the news organization, Garten claimed that the president “has paid tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes to the federal government, including the payment of millions in personal taxes since he announced his candidacy in 2015.”