On Sunday night, the New York Times dropped a bombshell report about Donald Trump’s tax history. The Democrats immediately seized on the story comparing Trump’s tax payments to those of teachers, nurses and fire fighters.
Over on Fox News, however, the story didn’t receive all the much coverage. Anchors seemed to be more concerned about who leaked the story than about the actual subject matter. Fox contributor Mike Huckabee seemed to sum up the network’s opinion best by saying, “I don’t care.”
The former Arkansas governor made the comments while speaking to the hosts of Fox and Friends. Host Steve Doocy asked, “I think this New York Times thing where they say that President Trump paid $750 in 2016 and 2017 for income taxes, and zero for 10 of 15 years. That’s going to come up. What do you make of this story?”
Huckebee answered, “Well first of all, it’s The New York Times. I’ll tell you what I make of it, is when The New York Times says something about Donald Trump, I kind of blow it off as totally lacking in credibility. Because how many hours, I wonder, have they spent? And what are their documents for this? They don’t tell us.”
The Fox contributor continued:
“But let me give you this. So what? In a big business operation like he runs, there is a good likelihood that with all of the various business losses that he had from running for president when he wasn’t overseeing his business, maybe that’s so. I don’t know. Frankly, I don’t care.”
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