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

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  • 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
    https://nyti.ms/2xSIq8K


    Trump’s response to that NYT story
    https://bit.ly/2P5YVoE


    The creation myth of the billionaire businessman Donald Trump just imploded
    https://cnn.it/2xXZOZU


    Donald Trump says his life has been a lot of ‘no’
    https://nbcnews.to/2RoTkLH


    Back in 2014, Trump said he’d release his returns if he decided to run for president
    https://bit.ly/2oHdxzZ


    A long list of things Trump has said about his tax returns
    http://cnnmon.ie/2puP3Zr


    About 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.

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    Writer: Chris Cillizza
    The Point editor: Leigh Munsil
    Editor: Steven Sevilla
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