Trump says he 'brilliantly' used U.S. tax laws

Trump says he 'brilliantly' used U.S. tax laws

Trump says he 'brilliantly' used U.S. tax laws

It was Trump's first extended comments since a New York Times report said he had claimed a $916 million loss on his 1995 tax returns, which experts said might have allowed him to avoid paying federal income taxes for 18 years.

"That did not happen by chance or luck".

Clinton and her allies, such as the super PAC Priorities USA Action, are out-spending Trump and his supporters by a 4-to-1 margin with five weeks until election day, according to a report released Tuesday by NBC News and Advertising Analytics, a firm that tracks ad spending by political campaigns. "Imagine that", a fired up Clinton said in Toledo, Ohio.

He attempted to change the campaign conversation by seizing on former President Bill Clinton's comments describing the nation's current health system as "the craziest thing in the world". Instead, his supporters, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have contended that Trump's aggressive use of provisions under USA law to minimize his tax liability was evidence of his "genius" as a businessman and real estate investor. "I have brilliantly used those laws", he told the crowd in Pueblo.

New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a Republican running for re-election, stumbled on Monday night when she was asked whether she considers her party's nominee to be a role model for children.

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence quickly launched attacks on presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Wednesday at a debate between the two vice presidential contenders.

"I misspoke tonight", the statement said.

Ayotte's trouble answering the question underscores Trump's trouble with independent, moderate and college-educated women who are turned off Trump.

Associated Press predicts a challenging week for Trump after his past tax evasion report has come into light.

Trump also drew the ire of veterans' groups after he suggested that soldiers who suffer from mental health issues might not be as strong as those who don't.

Vice Presidential Joe Biden, whose late son was in the national guard and served in Iraq, called Trump "out of touch".

A fresh Quinnipiac battlegrounds poll also showed Clinton leading in the key swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, but trailing Trump in Ohio.

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