The US House of Representatives is releasing former President Donald Trump’s tax returns today. This is a summary of the announcements from 2015 to 2021. “It’s a media thing,” says US correspondent David Hummelburg, who doesn’t think it will trouble Trump’s re-election.
Trump did his best to keep his announcements secret. Despite this, according to Hummelberg, there is no law requiring the president to release his data. ‘The question is whether he did anything illegal in a substantial way. He has complained of losses for several years.
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A media thing
But whether Trump actually did something illegal is a matter for US tax officials, not Congress. Hummelburg doubts we’ll hear anything we don’t already know. ‘The way he spread his losses across different years and hundreds of companies, it’s exciting to see how he played. We want to know whether those losses are real losses. It’s a media thing, and we’ve known since 2015 that Trump is not a model citizen.
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