Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday slammed President Trump after The New York Times revealed his measly personal tax contributions over the past 20 years.
In a tweet, the New York lawmaker the $750 a year which the president reportedly paid in 2016 and 2017 as far less than she paid while working as a bartender in New York City before she was elected in 2018.
“In 2016 & ‘17, I paid thousands of dollars a year in taxes *as a bartender.* Trump paid $750,” she tweeted. “He contributed less to funding our communities than waitresses & undocumented immigrants.
“Donald Trump has never cared for our country more than he cares for himself,” she continued. “A walking scam.”
Ocasio-Cortez also criticized how the president had passed off personal expenses, such as his hairstyling expenses, as business-related costs in order to avoid taxes.
“Last year Republicans blasted a firehose of hatred + vitriol my way because I treated myself to a $250 cut & lowlights on my birthday,” she tweeted. “Where’s the criticism of their idol spending $70k on hairstyling? Oh, it’s nowhere because they’re spineless, misogynistic hypocrites? Got it.”
President Trump on Sunday addressed the report and called The New Tork Times article “totally fake news.” He claimed that his taxes remain under audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
A lawyer for the Trump Organization told the Times that “most, if not all,” of the Times’s report was inaccurate.
“Over the past decade, President Trump has paid tens of millions of dollars in personal taxes to the federal government, including paying millions in personal taxes since announcing his candidacy in 2015,” the lawyer said.