US Presidential Elections 2020 LIVE Updates: Ahead of Tuesday’s presidential debate between US President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris is urging voters not to be discouraged by Republican efforts to fill a Supreme Court seat before the election. The Democratic vice presidential nominee says people cannot let “the infection” that Trump has brought to his office and Congress spread to the court.
Joe Biden’s campaign seized on a fresh line of attack on the eve of the Democratic presidential nominee’s first debate with President Donald Trump, accusing the Republican incumbent of gaming the system to avoid paying his fair share of taxes. President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal taxes the year he won presidency, according to a New York Times report. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750. The president paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years, largely because he reported losing much more money than he made.
Most of Trump’s core enterprises — from his constellation of golf courses to his conservative-magnet hotel in Washington — report losing millions, if not tens of millions, of dollars year after year.
At a White House press briefing on Sunday, Trump dismissed the report as “totally fake news”, PTI reported. “It’s fake news. It’s totally fake news. Made up. Fake. We went through the same stories. You could have asked me the same questions four years ago. I had to litigate this and talk about it,” the president said. “I paid tax…you’ll see that as soon as my tax returns — it’s under audit. They’ve been under audit for a long time,” Trump said