Before I blast off my counter point to my half-baked liberal colleague, I just have to say how glad I am to be in this position – arguing with my favorite debater, Taylor Fairchild. I had no idea just how much I have missed writing words that scream down her pathetic viewpoints. So here we are. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get back to work.
Putting my warm feelings for you aside, Taylor I have to say that you have stooped to a new low, even for your brand of cereal box styled political views, with yesterday’s column. As usual, you mix apples and oranges to make a weak point that won’t hold water.
What do Donald Trump’s family finances have to do with Mary Boone’s income tax evasion? That’s what it is, so why don’t you just say that? Instead, you downplay its significance by saying she shifted money? Is that what you’re calling it now? That smacks of propaganda.
The woman defrauded the United States Government and what difference does it make whether Donald Trump did the same or not? She was tried, convicted and sentenced in a court of law. She chose not to appeal and will surrender herself in May. End of story.
For Donald Trump on the other hand, The New York Times continues to drag his good name through the mud, again and again simply because they couldn’t get their grubby little, venomous paws on his tax returns. Oh boo hoo, get over it! There is no law that says he has to turn them over so he didn’t. Again, end of story.
I read that tedious article in the Times, you sighted, and what’s more I read it last October when it was actually published, not four months later just perusing the internet, looking for an angle or some backstory. You see, I am an informed commentator. That’s what we do – WE READ THE NEWS, but the difference is, I read all of it, not just the pieces that I agree with, written by journalists whose views match my own. Now, here’s the most enlightening thing that overblown article had to say:
A lawyer for Mr. Trump, Charles J. Harder, provided a written statement on Monday, one day after The Times sent a detailed description of its findings. “The New York Times’s allegations of fraud and tax evasion are 100 percent false, and highly defamatory,” Mr. Harder said. “There was no fraud or tax evasion by anyone. The facts upon which The Times bases its false allegations are extremely inaccurate.”
Mr. Harder sought to distance Mr. Trump from the tax strategies used by his family, saying the president had delegated those tasks to relatives and tax professionals. “President Trump had virtually no involvement whatsoever with these matters,” he said. “The affairs were handled by other Trump family members who were not experts themselves and therefore relied entirely upon the aforementioned licensed professionals to ensure full compliance with the law.”
Look, at the end of the day, with all of this endless, copious probing and searching, don’t you think if there really was any wrong doing committed, if the IRS had actually been defrauded out of one dime by the Trump family, charges would have been filed by now? Lest we not forget, it was the IRS that took down Al Capone.
In the words of one of the greatest gangsters in all the G-Man movies of yesteryear, James Cagney, “Ya got nothin.”
End of story.