Kamala Harris calls out Trump's debt-filled tax returns in debate. 'When we say in debt, it means you owe money to somebody.'
Summary List PlacementSen. Kamala Harris of California gave a plain-spoken assessment of President Donald Trump's finances during Wednesday night's debate, hitting Vice President Mike Pence over the lack of transparency when it comes to Trump's debts. Harris was referring to The New York Times' investigation into Trump's taxes, which found him mired hundreds of millions of dollars in debt obligations — $139 million of which he's personally on the hook for within five years. "We now know Donald Trump owes and is in debt for $400 million — and just so everyone is clear, when we say in debt, it means you owe money to somebody," Harris said.
Harris: “When we say in debt it means you owe money to somebody and it would be really good to know who the president of the United States … owes money to because the American people have a right to know what is influencing the president’s decisions.” https://t.co/rJxLDwoEis pic.twitter.com/nmmHsHsoMP — ABC News (@ABC) October 8, 2020
"Because the American people have a right to know what is influencing the president's decisions, and is he making those decisions on the best interests of the American people — of you — or self interest." Harris also took aim at how little Trump paid in federal income taxes because of substantial losses in his reported income, which led him to pay no federal income taxes many years and just $750 in 2016 and 2017. "When I first heard about it, I literally said, 'You mean $750,000?' And it was like, no, $750," Harris said.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why electric planes haven't taken off yet
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Trump didn't deny New York Times report that claims hes $400 million debt when pressed during town hall
Summary List Placement President Donald Trump did not deny having $400 million worth of debt when...Summary List Placement President Donald Trump did not deny having $400 million worth of debt when pressed on his taxes during an NBC town hall on Thursday. Last month, The New York Times released a bombshell report about Trump's taxes and alleged that "he is personally responsible for loans and other debts totaling $421 million, with most of it coming due within four years." "I will not mind at all saying who it is," Trump said of whom he owes money to. The president added that he doesn't owe Russia money, and claimed that the amount of money he owes is a "tiny percentage" of his assets and wealth. "Four-hundred million dollars compared to the assets that I have, all of these great properties all over the world," he said. He went on to further minimize how much he owed. "What I'm saying is that it's a tiny percentage of my net worth," Trump said. He would add: "The amount of money – $400 million, is a peanut." Trump, however, has refused to release his tax returns and said it is because he is under audit and accused the Internal Revenue Service of treating him unfairly. There is no rule that bans the president from releasing his tax returns while under audit. "No except common sense and intelligence, and having lawyers that say... because I would love to release them and as soon as we come to a conclusion I will release them," Trump said. Trump was responding to a town hall question about The Times report that also revealed that he only paid $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017. The report also found that Trump paid no income tax in 11 of the 18 years of tax documents that The Times reviewed.SEE ALSO: The most shocking revelations from the New York Times report about Trump's tax returns Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quickly
Tupac's relative says the Trump campaign was 'clearly disrespectful' to leave a ticket for the late rapper at vice presidential debate
Summary List PlacementPresident Donald Trump's campaign left the late rapper, Tupac Shakur, a ticket to the...Summary List PlacementPresident Donald Trump's campaign left the late rapper, Tupac Shakur, a ticket to the vice presidential debate as a dig to Kamala Harris following a recent interview, according to the New York Post. In an interview with Angela Rye last month, Harris was asked who is "the best rapper alive" in her opinion. "Tupac," Harris responded and chuckled when the Democratic vice presidential nominee realized her error. Angela Rye: "Best rapper alive?"Kamala Harris: "Tupac."Rye: "He's not alive! You say he lives on."KH: "I know, I keep doing that... Who would I say? I mean, there's so many. I mean, you know -- there are some I would not mention right now bc they should stay in their lane." pic.twitter.com/SyapR5vQ2R — The Hill (@thehill) September 26, 2020 Trump's campaign senior adviser, Jason Miller, confirmed that a ticket was left for the 90's rapper as Vice President Mike Pence and Harris faced off on the debate stage on Wednesday, the New York Post reported. I asked the Trump campaign who Vice President Mike Pence is bringing to tonight's debate. A spokesperson responded: "Tupac."Happy Wednesday, everybody. — Nicole Sganga (@NicoleSganga) October 7, 2020 "I can confirm that we have left a ticket for Tupac Shakur, who as we know is Sen. Harris' favorite rapper alive," Miller said to journalists during a conference call. "I don't know if he shows up. I'm personally more of a Biggie fan if he's still alive, but we will have a ticket waiting for Mr. Shakur." A family member of the late rapper, Tupac Shakur, told TMZ Trump's campaign "was clearly disrespectful" to his loved ones referring to the invitation. "We should know Trump's lack of respect for the Black and brown community," Tupac's stepbrother, Mopreme Shakur, said to TMZ. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdown
Kamala Harris says she will be 'first in line' for a coronavirus vaccine if health experts approve it, but 'if Donald Trump tells us we should take it, then I'm not taking it'
Summary List PlacementDemocratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris said on Wednesday that she would be "first in...Summary List PlacementDemocratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris said on Wednesday that she would be "first in line" for a coronavirus vaccine — so long as it's backed by American scientists, not only by President Donald Trump. "If the public-health professionals, if Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us that we should take it, I'll be the first in line to take it — absolutely," the California senator said during the first and only vice-presidential debate. "But if Donald Trump tells us we should take it, I'm not taking it." Asked about whether or not she'd get a COVID-19 vaccine, Sen. Harris responds: "If Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us that we should take it, I'll be the first in line to take it, absolutely. If Donald Trump tells us we should take it, I'm not taking it." https://t.co/rJxLDwoEis pic.twitter.com/B61tCNW28L — ABC News (@ABC) October 8, 2020 Vice President Mike Pence immediately rebuked the remarks and told Harris to "stop playing politics with people's lives." "The reality is that we will have a vaccine, we believe, before the end of this year and it will have the capacity to save countless American lives," he added. "Your continuous undermining of confidence in a vaccine is just unacceptable." VP Pence to Sen. Harris: "I just ask you, stop playing politics with people's lives. The reality is that we will have a vaccine, we believe, before the end of this year and it will have the capacity to save countless American lives." https://t.co/UU0dyYYTva #VPDebate pic.twitter.com/tOxw0xVWiH — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 8, 2020 The back-and-forth came during a heated exchange at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City about the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump has consistently pushed for a coronavirus vaccine to be ready before Election Day, though his own health experts — including top infectious-disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci — have signaled that one will likely not be available until next year. On Tuesday evening, the president, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, blasted Food and Drug Administration chief Stephen Hahn for tightening guidelines for vaccine producers.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid