Donald Trump Offers Tax Reform After Getting Busted For Not Paying Taxes
How did Donald Trump, the one-time casino mogul lose $916 million in one year? The massive monetary loss assured the businessman turned presidential candidate would not pay taxes on future income for nearly twenty years.
In the aftermath of The New York Times article exposing a portion of Donald Trump’s taxes, Hillary Clinton has gone on the offensive with a new attack ad questioning Trump’s intensions as well as what the GOP presidential nominee thinks of hardworking Americans who pay their taxes after he alluded to not paying federal taxes as being “smart.”
During a recent campaign event in Ohio Clinton said: “What kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year? This is Trump to a tee. He’s taken corporate excess and made a business model out of it. He abuses his power, games the system, puts his own interests ahead of the country’s. It’s Trump first, and everyone else last.”
Trump decided to spin his “fiduciary responsibility” to pay as little in taxes as possible during an event in Colorado Trump responded to critics by offering to change America’s tax code if elected as President of the United States.
Trump told those in attendance: “Fixing our broken tax code is one of the main reasons I’m running for president. I’ve been saying from the beginning of this campaign how ridiculous, complex and, yes, unfair the tax system is. It’s an unfair system.//I have a fiduciary responsibility to pay no more tax than is legally required like anybody else. Or, (Applause) put another way, to pay as little tax as legally possible.”
Trump’s tax revelation is not resonating well with many voters, on Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now Roland Martin said the Republican presidential nominee “can not run away from this.”
Black Male Supporter Explains How Hillary Clinton Is Addressing Concerns Of African-American Men
With the election about a month away, Hillary Clinton is reaching out to Black male voters with the help of supporters like LeBron James.
In an op-ed that ran in the Akron Beacon Journal, James wrote:
“[W]e must address the violence, of every kind, the African-American community is experiencing in our streets and seeing on our TVs…we need a president who brings us together and keeps us unified. Policies and ideas that divide us more are not the solution. We must all stand together — no matter where we are from or the color of our skin. And Hillary is running on the message of hope and unity that we need.”
Alvin Brown, a Clinton campaign adviser and former Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida, spoke with Roland Martin on Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now about Clinton’s pitch to Black male voters.
Brown explained that African-American men, “want to be able to get a job, put food on the table, take care of their families, pay the bills. They want to be able to move up in this country, they want opportunities, they want to be the next great entrepreneurs, doctors, or lawyers.”
The former Mayor of Jacksonville added that Black men “want to be treated fairly.”
According to Brown, Clinton’s policies “speak directly” to those concerns.
Former ‘Apprentice’ Contestant Warns Of Donald Trump’s ‘Kardashian’-Style Leadership
Marshawn Evans, a former Apprentice contestant and Miss America runner-up, experienced some of Trump’s questionable behavior while competing on the reality show that helped launch the self-proclaimed billionaire’s political career. She told Roland Martin on NewsOne Now that during The Apprentice, “There was an expectation and an understanding and actually we were encouraged to be sexy, to be stylish, if you will. It’s not the same type of expectation you would have in working for a job.”
The former Apprentice contestant said Trump “always made comments about women” and added the reality show star turned presidential candidate “has more in common with Hugh Hefner than he does with Bloomberg or Warren Buffett.
“He loves casinos, loves women, and he loves money, and that’s always who he’s been,” she explained.
“What’s making him successful in this campaign – if you call it success – I think it’s dangerous. He’s an expert marketer. He’s an expert at publicizing himself,” said Evans. “He shares that in common with Kim Kardashian and in this entertainment driven society, I think what we really have to look at is what’s the danger of Kardashianism-styled leadership.”
Mike Pence Refuses To Pardon Man Who Was Wrongly Convicted & Proven Innocent
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence refuses to pardon Keith Cooper, a father of three, who spent ten years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
Keith Cooper, the father of three wrongfully convicted of crimes he didn’t commit, who is now fighting to clear his name joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to share his story.
In 1996, when Cooper was Wrongfully Convicted for robbery and attempted murder. With the help of DNA evidence, Cooper was freed, but only if he agreed
to have a felony on his record. In 2014, the Indiana Parole Board recommended a pardon for Cooper. But Last month, Gov. Pence told Cooper to try to pursue exoneration through the courts.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast