opinion Joann M. Weiner Opinion contributor Published 4:00 AM EDT Oct 15, 2018 In the waning days of the 2016 presidential election, we learned that Donald Trump lost nearly $1 billion in a single year. This peek into his tax situation led his opponent Hillary Clinton to charge that Trump was refusing to release his tax returns because they’d show he didn’t pay any federal income taxes. Trump retorted, “That makes me smart!” At a later campaign rally, he said that he used the tax code “brilliantly.” Does paying no federal taxes make Trump the smartest tax guy in the room? That depends on what being smart about taxes implies. If it’s legal tax avoidance, that’s OK, but if it’s illegal tax evasion, that’s not OK. We recently got a glimpse into the tax avoidance/tax evasion conflict when The New York Times charged in an investigative repor that Trump has engaged in suspect tax schemes, some of which were … [Read more...] about Donald Trump, tax genius or tax con man? We need to see his returns.
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Donald Trump says ‘rogue killers’ may be behind mystery of Saudi journalist BelfastTelegraph.co.uk President Donald Trump has suggested “rogue killers” may be responsible for whatever happened to missing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/donald-trump-says-rogue-killers-may-be-behind-mystery-of-saudi-journalist-37421480.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37421477.ece/0d4df/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_4a426204-7036-460b-9c5c-9917b90be4b5_1 Email President Donald Trump has suggested “rogue killers” may be responsible for whatever happened to missing Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Trump told reporters as he departed the White House en route to Florida that he spoke by phone with Saudi Arabia’s King and that “The King firmly denied any knowledge” of the disappearance. Mr Trump said he did not “want to get” into King … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says ‘rogue killers’ may be behind mystery of Saudi journalist
Donald Trump discusses mystery of missing writer with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman BelfastTelegraph.co.uk President Donald Trump has spoken to King Salman of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what happened to a Saudi journalist who visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and then disappeared and is feared dead. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/donald-trump-discusses-mystery-of-missing-writer-with-saudi-arabias-king-salman-37421240.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37421237.ece/6722e/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_a6467fe4-55f0-41fb-a193-e608768ea5f2_1 Email President Donald Trump has spoken to King Salman of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what happened to a Saudi journalist who visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and then disappeared and is feared dead. Mr Trump tweeted: “Just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened ‘to our Saudi Arabian … [Read more...] about Donald Trump discusses mystery of missing writer with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman
opinion David Brody Opinion contributor Published 9:07 AM EDT Oct 15, 2018 Late last week, I tweeted a message from conservative evangelicals to President Donald Trump: “STOP! We are so sick of WINNING! Brett Kavanaugh confirmed and Pastor Andrew Brunson released in one week’s time? ENOUGH!” The Bible tells the remarkable story of Esther, a Jewish woman living in Persia and raised by her cousin Mordecai. The Jews had been exiled to Persia, where a plan was hatched for all of them to be executed. Through God’s providence and a series of events, the king of the Persian Empire makes Esther queen, but he doesn’t know she’s Jewish. So here is the Jewish Esther, with direct access to the Persian king, in a position to try to get the king to stop the execution of her own people! Her cousin Mordecai then speaks these words that are often cited by evangelicals everywhere: “For if you remain silent … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh and Brunson show God’s hand in Donald Trump’s presidency
The 'Worst' European Partners Donald Trump has once again lashed out at his trans-Atlantic partners as Washington and Brussels have been drifting apart on trade over his protectionist import tariffs. "It sounds hostile," the interviewer replied. "It's not hostile. You know what's hostile? The way they treat us. We're not hostile," he shot back. "We've been the stupid country for so many years." The 'Vicious' White House Trump indicated that there were "some people that [he's] not happy with" without naming them, but indicated that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis might be "a sort of a Democrat" and "could be" going to leave his post. This echoed recent reports in American media that their relations have become strained behind close doors. Trump also confessed that not everyone in Washington is trustworthy. "I'm not saying I trust everybody in the White House. I'm not a baby. It's a tough business. This is a vicious place. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Claims US Has No Ally ‘Worse Than the EU’ in Candid Interview