Peter Weber: 3 glaring problems with Donald Trump’s defense of his tax returns

The Week – The most remarkable thing about Donald Trump’s official response to the New York Times report that he claimed a $916 million loss in his 1995 tax returns and could have thus avoided paying federal income tax for 18 years might be that he didn’t deny the allegation.

Instead, the short statement from the Trump campaign complained that Trump’s New York State personal returns were “illegally obtained” (they were sent to a Times reporter in an envelope postmarked from Trump Tower), accused Hillary Clinton of breaking the law, then said “Mr. Trump is a highly-skilled businessman who has a fiduciary responsibility to his business, his family, and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required.”

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