Trump’s Tax Returns That No One’s Seen Make Clear the Tax Bill Will Hit Him Hard, GOP Voters Say

Sacrificing for America

Republican voters across the country say the tax returns of Donald Trump that no one has seen make it clear he will personally take a big financial hit once he signs tax reform into law.

“You’ve got to hand it to the president,” said Joe Carter, a retired accountant in Biloxi, Miss. “Based on the tax returns he’s refused to share with the American people, he’ll lose millions of dollars from the bill that he himself is going to sign. What a selfless act on the part of our president. Not too many people would of that, but he’s doing that for us.”

Since the race between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1959, presidential contenders have made their tax returns available so the public can get a picture of their finances and analysts can determine if the laws they sign as president benefit them personally.

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April Saunders, a school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa, praised Trump for his willingness to take a significant personal financial loss in order to give a tax cut to the middle class like her. “We know from the tax returns that he’s never made public that he himself will pay millions more in taxes as a result of the bill he plans to sign,” she said. “All you have to do is look at the tax returns he’s refused to release to see that he’s making a huge sacrifice on our behalf.”

Saunders added that you’d never see Barack Obama make such a sacrifice for the American people.

Trump, a real estate developer and investor, has said he’s worth up to $10 billion, although in a deposition tape that was released during the presidential campaign he said he changes his estimate of his net worth based on his mood and the state of the world economy. He was also heard saying he’s worth as much as he can make people believe he’s worth.

Under the tax bill bill, profits and other types of business income that are passed through to the individual side of the tax code will be eligible for a new 20-percent deduction, lowering the taxes of people who make their money in investments, including real estate investments.

Terrence Holcomb, a former machinist in Lawrence, Kans., who drives for Lyft and Uber to help him make ends meet since the factory he worked for relocated overseas, says Trump’s willingness to sacrifice his personal fortune to give ordinary workers a tax cut that will expire after several years while corporate cuts remain permanent, gives him inspiration.

“The president’s first job is to give hope to the American people and our president is doing that by hurting his own self interest in the name of a prosperous future for the working class,” he said. “All you have tho do is look at the tax returns he’s never made public to see how tax cuts are going to hurt him personally. He keeps saying his accountants are going to be really mad at him for signing this bill, but I want the president to know I personally thank him for his sacrifice. What he’s doing just chokes me up and makes me want to cry.”

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