US 2020: Joe Biden releases his tax returns hours before presidential debate

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As Trump calls his son a cocaine addict.

 

US presidential candidate, Joe Biden released his tax returns on Tuesday September 29, hours before he is set to square off with President Donald Trump in the first presidential debate in Ohio.

According to his tax returns, Joe Biden and his wife earned nearly $1million in 2019 and paid $346k in taxes.

Tweeting Tuesday night, Biden wrote; “The American people deserve transparency from their leaders, it’s why as of today, I’ve released 22 years of my tax returns.”

 

US 2020: Joe Biden releases his tax returns hours before presidential debate

 

Biden’s tax release comes days after a bombshell report from The New York Times showed Trump paid just $750 in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017.

The shocking figure reportedly paid by Trump was possible due to reported financial losses, a damaging blow to the successful ‘billionaire businessman’ image he has projected through out his career.

Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said on Tuesday that they released the presidential candidate’s financial information to be transparent.

“This is a historic level of transparency and it will give the American people faith once again that their leaders will look out for them and not their own bottom line,” she said.

Trump has never released his tax returns claiming he can’t release them since he is being audited by the IRS.

On Monday he also denied the New York Times report that said he paid only $750 as tax in 2016 and 2017.

When asked about the report at the White House, Trump simply said: “I paid tax.”

“I’ve paid a lot, and I’ve paid a lot of state income taxes, too,”

 

#Debates2020: Watch Joe Biden’s reaction after Trump revealed Biden’s son was kicked out of the Navy for being a cocaine addict (video)

 

#Debates2020: Watch Joe Biden

US president, Donald Trump, went off rails during the first 2020 presidential election debate that happened on Tuesday evening September 29, in Cleveland, Ohio, blasting his rival, Joe Biden’s son for being kicked out of the Navy for being a cocaine addict.

 

#Debates2020: Watch Joe Biden

 

After a question was thrown in by debate host, Chris Wallace, Biden started talking about his son who served in Iraq as a desk jockey and got a medal after he was killed in service.

 

Then surprisingly Trump brought up Biden’s son, Hunter, saying  ‘Hunter Biden was thrown out the military, dishonorable discharged for cocaine use. He didn’t have a job until you became vice president. He made a fortune in Ukraine & China’

The comment took Biden by surprise to which he responded that his son has overcome his drug challenge.

After Biden initially called Trump’s claims false, he turned to the camera and made a heartfelt confession about his son.

‘My son, like a lot of people we know at home had a drug problem,’ Biden said. ‘He’s overtaken it. He’s fixed it. He’s worked on it and I’m proud of him.

Wallace then interjected saying he wanted them to talk about climate change to which Biden goes ” I would love to”

 

Watch the videos below.

 

 

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