The “Anti-Establishment” Trump

On the same day as Trump excoriates Jeff Bezos for using his mouthpiece, the Washington Post, to keep his taxes as low as possible, Donald Trump tells a reporter his tax rate is “none of your business” and that he himself pays as little tax as possible.

Of course this is arguably not a hypocritical position, since Trump’s main complaint is that Bezos is using the Post to attack him. It is, however, a bit rich for him to take up the populist mantle, going after other billionaires for not wanting to pay more tax when he himself explains that he pays as little as possible “because it’s wasted”. I imagine all the other billionaires feel the same way.


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