House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted President Donald Trump on Monday over a New York Times report detailing how he has largely avoided paying income taxes and that he has not paid any income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years.
The New York Times sifted through more than two decades of Trump’s tax returns and found that he only paid $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017. The Times report also alleges that Trump paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years largely because he reported losing more money than he earned.
“Let’s come back to what we take an oath to protect and defend. This president is the commander in chief. He has exposure to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. To whom? The public has a right to know,” Pelosi said in an interview Monday with MSNBC.