During the first presidential debate, Donald Trump bragged about not paying a dime in taxes and claimed this made him “smart.” Now Hillary Clinton has a question: if squirming his way out of taxes makes Trump smart, “what does that make the rest of us?”
On Monday night, Clinton hammered Trump about his failure to release his tax returns, speculating on what it is that the GOP nominee is so desperate to hide. She wiped the floor with Trump and slammed him for paying absolutely nothing in taxes according to the records that do exist. Trump interrupted her, as he did repeatedly throughout the night, and said that not paying taxes made him “smart.”
At a campaign rally in Raleigh, N.C, on Tuesday, Clinton blasted Trump for his astounding response.
“Last night, he actually bragged about gaming the system to get out of paying his fair share of taxes,” she said. “In fact, I think there is a strong probability he hasn’t paid federal taxes a lot of years.”
“And this is a man that goes around calling our military a disaster,” Clinton continued. “Who goes around criticizing every institution from healthcare to education to our vets. But he probably hasn’t paid a penny to support our troops or our vets or our schools or our healthcare systems.
Eventually, she wondered out loud to the crowd,
“If not paying taxes makes him smart, what does that make all the rest of us?” Clinton said to applause.
Watch Hillary nail Trump’s claim that he is “smart” for not paying taxes, here:
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