The secret of why Trump won't release his taxes | With Chris Cillizza

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  • Published on:  Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • President Trump has constructed a narrative in which he clawed his way to the top by sheer will. The New York Times released a story that calls that narrative into question. Were Trump’s financial successes heavily funded by his father Fred? (Spoiler alert: Yes.)SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:The New York Times story on Trump’s financeshttps://nyti.ms/2xSIq8KTrump’s response to that NYT storyhttps://bit.ly/2P5YVoEThe creation myth of the billionaire businessman Donald Trump just implodedhttps://cnn.it/2xXZOZUDonald Trump says his life has been a lot of ‘no’https://nbcnews.to/2RoTkLHBack in 2014, Trump said he’d release his returns if he decided to run for presidenthttps://bit.ly/2oHdxzZA long list of things Trump has said about his tax returnshttp://cnnmon.ie/2puP3ZrAbout me:I was named "best dressed" in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN's editor at large and author of the daily "Point" newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics. CREDITSWriter: Chris CillizzaThe Point editor: Leigh MunsilEditor: Steven SevillaGraphics: Curtis Brown , Michael PisanoSupervising Producers: Allison Brown, Rob SevillaFollow Chris onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/cillizzac/Twitter: https://twitter.com/cillizzacnnFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.cillizza/Subscribe to The Point newsletter: https://www.cnn.com/thepoint#DonaldTrump #ChrisCillizza #Politics #CNN
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  • CNN

     8 months ago

    Hi! Chris here -- What do you think Trump's taxes would tell us? And would it be embarrassing? Disqualifying? Both? Neither?

  • Tim Langdon

     21 days ago

    Rod Jones Like I said before it is nobody’s Business,, and people are so jealous of him everybody is jealous of Trumps, are you jealous of Trump????

  • Rod Jones

     21 days ago

    Always the first thing people say when they have NOTHING to say lolll

  • Philip Clarke

     8 months ago

    If trump releases his taxes we would know 3 things...he's not as rich as he claims to be, he's not a great businessman" , and he's heavily indebted to Russians

  • Gary Creasy

     18 days ago

    Since Dumbo was President and Clinton was assured why isn't he in jail with all the riggers that real Americans defeated. Since you are either on welfare or a no count (all are) government workers milking tax payers.

  • Heather shaman main

     18 days ago

    Democrats are always stuck on conspiracy theories😂

  • Phang Brown

     5 months ago

    Trump has always been a corrupt 1st class CROOK...……...He's now a Traitor too!

  • Tim Langdon

     21 days ago

    R0B prove it.. how about Hillary Clinton??? She’s a crooked trader to.. so why do you pick on Donald Trump for why don’t you go after everybody..??? I believe the problem is that all the politicians are jealous of him.. because he like to Kennedys it away... he already has the money, he already has the power he already has the prestige.. I believe that he’s like the Kennedys but he don’t give a shit.. about anybody. Deep down all I don’t think he likes himself.. but that’s my opinion.. he’s not a poli...

  • Tim Langdon

     21 days ago

    joe segovia of course they say that he’s a traitor because they’re all jealous of him.. even his old party is jealous LOL because he’s not a politician, he’s a pain in the ass businessman., billionaire the talk act like a jerk,, The real trailer is Hillar. Clinton and all the so-called politicians of their., Trump even said it himself witsaid it he knows how to have the system more and you don’t really tired of i

  • Zed Cartwright

     6 months ago

    Recent found documents reveal that Trump and his siblings evaded paying nearly a half billion dollars in inheritance and gift taxes. The statue of limitations has ran out on prosecuting this crime. So Trump can go back, with immunity, to hugging his flag pole and polishing his flag coat pin, and condemning NFL players, who pay their taxes, to show what a great patriot that he is, while knowing that he cheated the nation over which that flag waves of hundreds of millions in due taxes. The law and order ...

  • June Hodsdon

     10 days ago

    @Shadow Mist compared to what? Having a criminal as president?

  • Shadow Mist

     13 days ago

    Trump employs 25,000 people. Don't guess that matters a damn thing.

  • johnny Macon

     5 months ago

    You really can't believe anything Kellyann( the) Conway says remember she is a master of alternative ( Lies ) facts in her interviews !!!😁💯

  • Rich Greene

     2 months ago

    Phil Killen duh?

  • Fatty Magee

     5 months ago

    just another spoiled rich kid

  • Heather shaman main

     18 days ago

    And he's leading the country better than hillary would

  • LEW BROWN

     2 months ago

    WHO CARES THAT HE'S A SPOILED RICH BRAT. CONGRESS NEEDS TO GET ACCESS TO DRUMPF'S TAX RETURNS!!!!

  • doodledots

     8 months ago

    Nahhh, for 'heavily' funded by his father see 'entirely' funded by his father.... much better.

  • leah Renee

     5 months ago

    Trump paid a magazine editor to add him the the richest men in America edition, at the time he was only worth 5 million dollars! And that was daddy's money😂

  • Denise Quayle

     12 days ago

    @Cyclingmasterseller I'm just the money you can't let be

  • Denise Quayle

     12 days ago

    Money talks doesn't it

  • Everblue Freediving

     5 months ago

    He's not honest, he's a lifelong criminal. His tax record will reveal scams and money laundering to avoid paying taxes....

  • johnny Macon

     19 days ago

    @Josef Venport keep lying to yourself just that clown & chief in charge does every damn day and you Trump sheep just eat it up Everytime this clown shits in your mouth you still say he did nothing wrong LoL 🙄😜

  • johnny Macon

     19 days ago

    @Jim Bethea I guess so does the FDA at many of the BIG PHARMA too idiot and that don't mean shit LoL 🙄😀😀😀

  • Hieronimus Bosch

     2 months ago

    "For Trump's entire adult life"??When will that commence???