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The secret of why Trump won't release his taxes

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Timothy Coneal
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Published on 06 Oct 2018 / In News & Politics

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


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