Jim Carrey is the latest celebrity to react strongly after an explosive report claimed that U.S. President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years.
According to the New York Times, Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both the year he won the presidency and his first year in the White House.
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Carrey took to Twitter on Monday to post his latest cartoon, in which he dubbed Trump “Dishonest Don.”
The IRS doesn’t do Fake News. We paid for the billionaire lifestyle of Dishonest Don and his creepy friends. Maybe it’s time for all of US to stop paying our taxes and report giant fake losses so we can be billionaires too! Hmmm… pic.twitter.com/eoGMPApP8e
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 28, 2020
“The IRS doesn’t do Fake News. We paid for the billionaire lifestyle of Dishonest Don and his creepy friends,” wrote Carrey captioning the drawing, which appeared to show a sweaty Trump hanging out with the late disgraced billionaire, Jeffrey Epstein.
“Maybe it’s time for all of US to stop paying our taxes and report giant fake losses so we can be billionaires too!”, he added.
Comedian Sarah Silverman also called Trump a “crook” after reports were published on Sunday.
This motherfucker is a goddamn crook who steals from you and you thank him for it. GET OFF FACEBOOK and read actual accountable, fact-checked actual news.
Trump’s Taxes Show Chronic Losses and Years of Income Tax Avoidance – The New York Times https://t.co/lPa1tNqtM1
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 27, 2020
American entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban said that the U.S. President was an “awful businessman.”
@realDonaldTrump is who we thought he is, an awful businessman who runs the country like his businesses and does all he can to cheat hardworking Americans
Trump’s Taxes Show Chronic Losses and Years of Income Tax Avoidance https://t.co/m8IxAyB2uL
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) September 27, 2020
“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi said that Trump is “the fraud we knew he was.”
He's the fraud we knew he was.
"In 2018… Trump announced in his disclosure that he had made at least $434.9 million.
The tax records deliver a very different portrait of his bottom line: $47.4 million in losses." https://t.co/jrfJDpahCZ
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) September 27, 2020
Director Ava DuVernay also took to Twitter to express her shock at the bombshell reports.
“Trump paid $750 in federal income tax the year he won the presidency. In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750. He had paid NO INCOME TAXES at all in 10 of the previous 15 years.”
You read that right. None. Zero. https://t.co/mRsy6AhRRT
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) September 27, 2020
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See more reaction to Trump’s returns below:
NOW CAN WE LOCK HIM UP? #750DOLLARS https://t.co/BSB2g5e78e
— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) September 27, 2020
Hardworking Americans everywhere are asking themselves right now, why in the hell should I pay my taxes this year? This would appear folks, why this man refused for 4 years to share this information. $750 in taxes. 2 years in a row. And then nothing. Wow https://t.co/l6wlK8UlfW
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 27, 2020
He is the KING OF THE SWAMP!
🚨NO TAXES FOR 10 years out of 12.
🚨Trump paid $75O in taxes the year he became President. #Trump is a CRIMINAL.
A #taxcheat#DonTheCon #TrumpTaxReturns https://t.co/u6xUkyeS4n
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) September 27, 2020
That somebody? America. https://t.co/EukEp6xlpr
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 27, 2020
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At a White House briefing on Sunday, Trump denied the claims, instead insisting that he pays “a lot” in federal income taxes.