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Jim Acosta Unearths An Old Trump Boast That Contradicts His Most Recent Tax Excuses.
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Jim Acosta Unearths An Old Trump Boast That Contradicts His Most Recent Tax Excuses.


CNN's Jim Acosta has aired a video of Donald Trump acting foolish about tax laws during a rally in Florida on Saturday, following the indictment of his company and one of its top executives last week.

According to CNN's Jim Acosta, Trump mentioned some of the facts of the case but did not dispute them. The Trump Organization and its CFO Allen Weisselberg were charged with multiple financial crimes Thursday by the Manhattan district attorney over an alleged tax fraud scheme. Both parties pleaded not guilty.

“They go after good, hard-working people for not paying taxes on a company car. ‘You didn’t pay tax on the car! Or a company apartment! You used an apartment because you have to travel too far from your house, you didn’t pay tax, or education for your grandchildren,” Trump said at the campaign-style rally in Sarasota.

“I don’t even know. Do you have to, does anyone know the answer to that stuff? Okay? But they charge people for that.”

Acosta agreed that the tax code can be perplexing, but apparently not for Trump, based on his numerous boasts in the past.

The CNN anchor played a clip from May 13, 2016, in which Trump stated, "I think nobody knows more about taxes than I do, possibly in the history of the world."

“I understand the tax laws better than almost anyone, which is why I’m the only one who can truly fix them,” he said in October of the same year, boasting that he used those laws “brilliantly” to pay the least amount of tax legally possible.

Raw Story has the video below.

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