Democratic presidential nominee Biden to release 2019 tax returns on Tuesday

Marco Green
September 29, 2020

The Media Research Center reviewed all "NBC Nightly News", ABC's "World News Tonight" and CBS' "Evening News" coverage of President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden from August 1 through September 15, comparing the findings to coverage from the same time frame in 2016. "Compared to Trump this year, the disparity is enormous: the 389 negative statements about the President are 25 times more than the 15 we recorded about Biden". The newspaper said it has not analyzed his most recent tax data. He has dismissed the New York Times reporting, saying he has paid millions in real estate and payroll taxes. In all, the Bidens had US$40,496 in itemized deductions.

"This is a historic level of transparency meant to give the American people faith once again that their leaders will look out for them and not their own bottom line", said Kate Bedingfield, Mr Biden's deputy campaign manager. The president has refused to release his tax returns for years claiming that he's withholding the information because he's under audit - even though that would not legally restrict him from making his returns public.

They reported making $14,700 in charitable contributions, including donations to a Presbyterian church and a Catholic church in Delaware.

His running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, also released her and her husband's returns.

On Monday night Bill de Blasio, mayor of NY, said he was launching an investigation through the city's finance department to see whether the president had "cheated" his hometown out of millions of dollars.

During an appearance on Fox New's "Fox & Friends", McEnany was asked to share a window into Trump's preparations ahead of Tuesday night's scheduled debate in Cleveland, to be moderated by Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday".

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