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Trump's tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 16:05:56-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters and provide a new opening for his Democratic rival just two days before the first presidential debate.

Trump has worked for decades to build an image of himself as a hugely successful business mogul.

But The New York Times on Sunday revealed that he paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 and paid no income taxes in 10 of the previous 15 years.