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

  • Published on:  10/4/2018
  • 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 finances’s response to that NYT story creation myth of the billionaire businessman Donald Trump just imploded Trump says his life has been a lot of ‘no’ in 2014, Trump said he’d release his returns if he decided to run for president long list of things Trump has said about his tax returns 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: to The Point newsletter:


  • CNN 9 months ago

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

  • Gary SMITTY Smith an hour ago

    Mostly, it would only confirm what we already know...trump is an unrepentant bald-faced liar. A true piece of shit. Fuck trump

  • Bobby Dillon 9 months ago

    1. He isn't nearly as rich as he claims2. He more than likely owes big money to dangerous Russian oligarchs3. He pays very little taxes4. He personally does zero for charity

  • Cece M. 20 hours ago

    Trump very likely owes big money to Russian oligarchs, and to Saudi Arabia VIP's.

  • c. j. macq 2 months ago

    now we know trump lost over a billion dollars worth of borrowed money in a ten year period, didn't pay ANY income tax 8 of those ten years and his daddy's biggest loss during that same decade was about $250 million that he loaned to trump. and he avoided prison and got to stay rich on top of all that theft, grifting and fraud. trump's wealth comes from reneging on loans, stiffing banks and cheating investors, even his own dad, when American banks finally got tired of trump reneging on his loans and sto...

  • Phang Brown 6 months ago

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

  • Sheev Palpatine 1 months ago

    1 at least a murderer, Hillary Clinton wasn't elected. A trail of body bags and mysterious disappearings follow her, so which is better? Tax evasion or a phycopathic murderer2 The Russian investigation was called full of shit by CNN, on a recording. It was all made up for the ratings, so no, he doesn't "work for Russia".

  • Tim Langdon 1 months 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...

  • Everblue Freediving 6 months ago

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

  • Kelvin Barber 5 days ago

    Josef Venport Trump!!!

  • Anne Rodgers 9 days ago

    c. j. macq absolutely correct.

  • johnny Macon 7 months ago

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

  • Your Conscience 14 days ago

    Her last name is telling

  • leah Renee 6 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😂

  • Sheev Palpatine 1 months ago

    At least he was actually listed in a magazine and isn't just some triggered snowflake whining in a YouTube comment section.

  • Denise Quayle 1 months ago

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

  • Philip Clarke 9 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 1 months 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 1 months ago

    Democrats are always stuck on conspiracy theories😂

  • Fatty Magee 6 months ago

    just another spoiled rich kid

  • @Phil Killen what makes you think anyone is jealous because they're telling the truth about the liar-n-chief. Your jealous because your worshipping him because you wish you had his money. Which since he's afraid to show his taxes may prove he really doesn't have as much money as you think. Stop living your life through the liar-n-chief. A treasonous traitor who cares more about this country's foreign enemies than this country.

  • Smileyface Smileyface 29 days ago

    Fatty. You're not a kid at age 73 he's just a old over privileged white nationalists.

  • isabella ericson 6 months ago

    And how many times did Pres. Trump declare bankruptcy......... He is a bad businessman that has bilked millions of honest people with his multitude of CON games aka Trump businesses.

  • Sheev Palpatine 1 months ago

    Robert Richardson Well it used to be well known that the Earth was flat, didn't make it right.

  • Jeff somersby 6 months ago

    Why has No ONE ever seen Skeletor and Kelly Anne Conway in the same room at the same time??? The answer is obvious..There's no such person as kellyanne conway. No one is that ugly inside and out.

  • Richard Smart 6 months ago

    There's always Sarah Fuckabee Slanders...