Trump news today: Giuliani and Lindell attend Trump’s new year party even as his own children skip it

What we know about Donald Trump’s tax returns

Rudy Giuliani and pillow maker Mike Lindell were some of the guests who rang in the New Year with former president Donald Trump.

The 45th president’s second eldest son, Eric, and his wife, Lara, were present at the party, but it appears that two of his children who were previously part of his political carer did not make the event.

His eldest son Donald Trump Jr. and daughter Ivanka Trump were not seen at the party, according to The Palm Beach Post.

Mr. Trump, who declared his 2024 White House candidacy in November, spoke briefly to the media as he and Melania Trump made their way into the ballroom.

The former president, who recently announced his candidacy for the White House, said he hoped the war between Russia and Ukraine would be “concentrated very quickly” and called for a “strong border “.

“We also need to bring back the economy … and inflation is destroying our country,” he said as he made his way to the ballroom.

His previous 2023 New Year’s message was a rebuke to his political enemies, from “radical left Democrats” and “Marxist pledges” to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and anti-Trump Republicans who he claims are they are working to “destroy” the US.


ICYMI: Trump reportedly doesn’t trust ‘ultra MAGA’ Elise Stefanik

Profile of the rising Republican i The New York Times House Republican Elise Stefanik, who is in third place, has reportedly earned a reputation for her dedication to “advancing the party’s message” and her “relentless” outreach to garner support as she goes on face in the lower chamber of Congress.

“She liked Trump, they said, and he liked watching her defend him. But even he didn’t trust her,” according to the report.

The Rising describes the rapid evolution of Ms. Stefanik, a staunch supporter of the former president, from a moderate to a prominent figure on the GOP’s far right with a self-described “ultra-MAGA” agenda, taking on a story Mr. Trump’s election. fraud and acceptance of conspiracy theories that appeal to a reactionary base.

Alex WoodwardJanuary 2, 2023 08:00


ICYMI: 2024 GOP presidential candidate slams Trump: ‘January 6th really disqualifies him’

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, who has not yet decided whether to enter the 2024 presidential race, says Trump is disqualified from office after the events of January 6, 2021.

He told ABC’s This week on January 1 that the Republican Party and the Republican National Committee should “move beyond” Trump in 2024.

“I don’t believe that Donald Trump should be the next president of the United States,” he said. “I think January 6th really disqualifies him for the future. And so we move beyond that.”

He said it would be a “mistake” for the RNC to force candidates to unite behind a single candidate, if Trump ultimately wins the nomination.

“Let’s not put barriers on one united party,” he said.

Alex WoodwardJanuary 2, 2023 07:00


ICYMI: Dispute over tax returns White House claims Trump donated his salary during Covid

Donald Trump donated nothing to the Department of Health and Human Services during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, despite publicly claiming he did, his tax returns revealed on Friday.

The picture painted by the recently released documents is clear: He claimed zero charitable donations during 2020, which means that his tax burden was not reduced at all (at least in that respect). He would still continue to pay $0 in income tax for the entire year.

If his returns are accurate, they would contradict a statement made by her chief press secretary in the White House, Kayleigh McEnany, in March 2020.


ICYMI: Adam Kinzinger blames Kevin McCarthy for Trump’s political staying power and ‘crazy elements’ in GOP

Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on a House select committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol, blamed GOP leader Kevin McCarthy for giving Donald Trump political life after the uprising, as he opened the doors for “crazy elements” in the story early on. The House of Representatives is under Republican control.

“The reason is that Donald Trump is still a factor,” Mr. Kinzinger told CNN on January 1. “It’s because some of the crazy aspects of the House are still there.”

Alex WoodwardJanuary 2, 2023 05:00


ICYMI: Trump had foreign bank accounts in China, the UK and Ireland as president and one year he paid more foreign taxes than the US

The release of Trump’s tax records shows that the former president had foreign bank accounts in China, the UK, Ireland and St Maarten during his presidency, and in his first year in the White House he paid more foreign tax than the US .

Alex WoodwardJanuary 2, 2023 04:00


How did Trump get away with paying so little in taxes?

The sheer complexity of the former property mogul’s business empire means it will take time to scrutinize nearly 6,000 pages of figures but what is immediately clear is that he actively pursued legal but creative accounting strategies to ensure his tax contributions federal kept the same. as low as possible.

While Mr. Trump paid $641,931 in federal income tax in 2015, he paid just $750 in 2016 and 2017 and nothing in 2020.

He paid almost $1m in 2018 and $133,445 in 2019 but, in proportion to his earnings, these are small amounts.

The IndependentJoe Sommerlad explains how he did it.

Alex WoodwardJanuary 2, 2023 03:00


George Santos apparently admitted to the 2008 check fraud on social media, the report says

But he will be entering office facing a wave of allegations that he has bulked up his resume and filled his profile with false claims about his life and career. In recent weeks questions have surfaced about his employment history, his personal finances, allegations of fraud and whether he lied about his own mother’s death.

One of those allegations includes a 2008 claim that Mr. Santos, then 19, stole a checkbook and was accused of making fraudulent purchases in Brazil.

Alex WoodwardJanuary 2, 2023 02:00


What we know about Trump’s tax returns

The IndependentEric Garcia breaks down some of the highlights from hundreds of pages of long-awaited tax documents related to the former president.

We learned that Trump made no charitable contributions in his final year as president, despite his promise, that he had foreign bank accounts while in office, and claimed taxable income or losses in China, Israel, Canada and in other foreign countries.

Alex WoodwardJanuary 2, 2023 01:00


A statue of John Lewis to be erected where a confederate obelisk once stood

A statue of the late fellow and civil rights leader John Lewis will replace the space where the Georgia congressional monument once stood.

A 16-foot tall statue will be erected in the congressional district in Decatur that Lewis represented for 17 terms. Previously in that location, a Consolidated Obelisk stood there for more than 100 years until it was removed in 2020.

Alex WoodwardJanuary 2, 2023 00:00


ICYMI: Trump spent $1m on Donald Jr’s failed business seizure in 2018, new tax returns show

In 2010, Trump’s eldest son started Titan Atlas Manufacturing, which provided cast panels for prefabricated homes. But the company fell heavily into debt by 2017. As a result the former president set up a company called DB Pace to take over.

The release of his tax returns shows the president suffered a $1m loss bailing out his son’s mining venture.

Alex WoodwardJanuary 1, 2023 23:00


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