With his business indicted, Trump says a bit too much about taxes

Throughout his political career, Donald Trump has claimed to have an encyclopedic understanding of many subjects, but the Republican is especially proud of his tax-policy expertise.

“I think nobody knows more about taxes than I do, maybe in the history of the world,” Trump told voters in May 2016. He added five months later, “I understand the tax laws better than almost anyone.”

Five years later, the former president’s core business, the Trump Organization, is under criminal indictment, with New York prosecutors alleging that the business engaged in a 15-year-long tax fraud scheme. It was against this backdrop that Trump held a rally in Florida over the holiday weekend, lashed out at prosecutors, and as the Washington Post noted, “appeared to acknowledge the tax schemes while questioning whether the alleged violations were in fact crimes.”

“They go after good, hard-working people for not paying taxes on a company car,” he said at a rally in Sarasota, Fla….

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