The Democrats and their friends in the media pounced on new reporting about Trump’s taxes in the New York Times.
They gushed over the bombshell that Trump lost a lot of money and was on the verge of bankruptcy unless he could not make a deal with the banks.
They treated this as a revelation which is odd because Trump wrote about this and spoke often about this often
In fact, this is what many of his voters like about Trump – that he had to crawl back to the top. That he is a fighter.
America loves comebacks, so this was always an odd way to attack Trump.
In any event, Trump is the one laughing now. From CNN:
President Donald Trump made at least $479 million in 2018, according to his annual financial disclosure released Thursday by the White House.
Since taking office, Trump has broken presidential precedent by maintaining his interest in the Trump Organization, which is run on a day-to-day basis by his adult sons Don Jr. and Eric.
He’s also the first president in decades not to release his personal tax returns, though he has submitted his required financial statements each year to the Office of Government Ethics.
Financial disclosure documents, which allow office holders to report within ranges, do not reveal as much about finances as a tax return, which includes granular details about income and asset valuations, along with other information.
The fresh disclosures come as the Trump administration faces a Friday deadline to respond to a subpoena from House Democrats for six years of tax records.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated on Wednesday that he was likely to resist the order, telling reporters: “I think you can pretty much guess how we’re going to, but we haven’t made a decision.”