Donald Trump Jr. Tries To Deflect On President’s Alleged Tax Crimes — Points To Hunter Biden
The morning after a massive revelation of Donald Trump’s tax returns appears to show that he dodged financial obligations, his son appeared on Fox and Friends to insist that Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, is the one who should be under investigation.
Donald Trump, as the President of the United States, is subject to a certain degree of scrutiny. It has become a tradition that presidents release their tax returns. This is a tradition that Trump has flouted, despite promising during his campaign that he would release the documents later.
Since his tax returns have been released, they’ve raised certain concerns, especially since debt, in particular, can make a person vulnerable and result in denial of security clearances. According to Bloomberg, the tax docs show the president running over $400 million in debt, but that a further investigation shows he could be more like $1.1 billion in debt.
For anyone, being in debt is a liability and giving different financial information to the IRS and lenders — as Trump is alleged to have done — is a crime. For the president, however, it’s also a liability for the whole nation.
That’s why it seems like a massive deflection when Don Jr. appears on a Fox opinion show to ask why the New York Times didn’t go after Hunter Biden’s tax returns, instead.
Clearly, Donald Trump Jr. thinks this is all about Hunter Biden: "If only they spent as much time looking for maybe, I don't know, Hunter Biden's tax returns, and the Biden crime family issues." pic.twitter.com/9AsVbOCsAB
— The Recount (@therecount) September 28, 2020
Hunter Biden does not currently hold, and is not running for, any public office in the United States.
Don Jr. also argued that income taxes don’t show the whole story, since they don’t include property taxes and payroll taxes. He did not offer to provide records of these.