Trump Responds to 'New York Times' Report About His Taxes and Says the Newspaper Is '#Failing'

The Republican presidential candidate took to Twitter to share his thoughts about the trending story

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Donald Trump spent Sunday morning tweeting about claims that he may have avoided paying taxes for nearly two decades.

On Saturday night, a report published by the New York Times claimed the Republican presidential candidate may have avoided income paying taxes for up to 18 years because of a nearly $1 billion loss he took in 1995.

The Times reported it received an anonymous package containing three pages of what appear to be part of Trump’s 1995 tax returns.

In a series tweets, Trump, 70, responded to the report, and said, “I know our complex tax laws better than anyone who has ever run for president and am the only one who can fix them. #failing@nytimes.”

He continued, and compared his reputation to his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton‘s.

“I have created tens of thousands of jobs and will bring back great American prosperity. Hillary has only created jobs at the FBI and DOJ!” he wrote in one tweet.

In his latest, tweet, Trump responded to one of his supporters.

“@trumplican2016: .@realDonaldTrump There will be MASSIVE turnout for you, Mr. Trump – These polls don’t register the pulse of the PEOPLE!,” Trump wrote.

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Trump has famously broken with tradition and refused to release his tax returns, saying that is unable to because he is under IRS audit.

He initially responded by calling the documents “illegally obtained” and claiming that the Times is an “extension” of Clinton’s campaign.

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