US election 2016: Clinton rips into Trump over taxes



    US election 2016: Clinton rips into Trump over taxes

    Oct.4, Washington: Hillary Clinton has attacked Donald Trump as the symbol of a "rigged system" after it emerged that he may not have paid income tax for 18 years.

    "It's Trump first and everyone else last," said the Democratic presidential hopeful while campaigning in Ohio.

    At the weekend, the New York Times claimed Mr Trump might have avoided tax due to a $1bn loss he made in 1995. But the Republican tycoon declared on Monday it showed he had "brilliantly" navigated the complex tax code.

    "I understand the tax laws better than almost anyone," he said, adding that as a hotel developer and businessman, he had "legally used the tax laws to my benefit and and to the benefit of my company".

    His business acumen makes him uniquely qualified to reform the tax code, he told supporters in Colorado.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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