Trump defended his financial record on Monday after the New York Times reported he had paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, after years of reporting heavy losses from his business enterprises.
In a series of Twitter posts, the Republican president said he had paid "many millions of dollars in taxes" and that he had many more assets than debt. He did not provide evidence or promise to release any financial statements before the Nov. 3 presidential election.
DONALD TRUMP: Very importantly, vaccines are coming. But we're rounding the corner regardless. But vaccines are coming. And they're coming fast. We have four great companies already. And it's gonna be added to very rapidly. They're in final stages of testing. And from what we're hearing, the results are going to be very extraordinary.
So thank you very much. I appreciate it. And thank you very much. Great job by Abbott right from the beginning. Great job by Abbott. Thank you. Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you.