Now that the New York Times has revealed the ugly details of twenty years of Donald Trump’s tax returns, a number of things are quickly becoming clear. Trump is either the world’s worst failed businessman, or he’s been committing tax fraud, or more likely both.
It’s also more clear than ever why Donald Trump has been fighting so hard to keep his tax returns from the New York grand jury that subpoenaed them. If Trump is as broke as he claims, then he committed felony fraud by inflating his net worth to potential lenders. And if he isn’t as broke as he claims, then he’s going down for tax fraud.
Congressman Eric Swalwell summed up Donald Trump’s situation on Twitter like this: “He’s broke. And facing criminal charges. That’s why DonaldTrump is sabotaging the mail, welcoming foreign interference, and inciting violence to win an election. This is going to be a rocky ride — but civic participation and unity are our antidotes.”
It’s now more clear than ever that if Donald Trump loses the election, he’s going to prison for the rest of his life. All we have to do is vote him out in sufficient numbers, and his life is over.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report