How many taxes the former US President Donald Trump pays remained a secret for a long time – before his niece and the “New York Times” disclosed some of his finances. Now Trump wants to defend himself against it.
Former US President Donald Trump has filed a $ 100 million lawsuit against his niece Mary Trump and the New York Times. Several US media report on this. The indictment alleges that Mary Trump and several reporters were involved in an “insidious plot” to obtain the ex-president’s tax return.
Three journalists from the “New York Times” reported in detail on Trump’s finances in 2019 and were awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for this. Trump is said to have paid just $ 750 federal income tax around 2016, according to reports. US presidents usually disclose their tax documents during the election campaign. Trump never published his tax data.
The psychologist and Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump had announced in a book published in 2020 that she had passed on parts of Trump’s tax information to the “New York Times”. In a communication she called her uncle now “desperate” and a “loser”. The “New York Times” has already announced that it will defend itself against the lawsuit.