‘VERY UNFAIR’: Trump Blames Tax Problems on ‘Highly Paid Accounting Firm’ – ‘We Relied on Them!’

Former President Donald Trump blamed tax irregularities at some of his companies on his “highly paid accounting firm” Friday; saying he’s being treated “very unfairly” by the Manhattan District Attorney.

“The D.A. case against two small Trump entities has fallen apart. Even the Media is saying so. There has never been a “Fringe Benefits” case such as this brought before. Did a long time executive pay tax on the use of a company car, or a company apartment, or payments (not even taken by us as a tax deduction!) for the education of his grandchildren? For this, he gets handcuffs and jail? The highly paid accounting firm should have routinely picked these things up – we relied on them. VERY UNFAIR!” posted Trump on Truth Social.

“Many people, perhaps most, don’t pay tax on the use of a company car or company apartment. Whether they know or not, that’s just the way it is. It’s called “standards and practices,” referring, I presume, to the standards and practices of large numbers of people within the Country. Out of fairness, it has a legal meaning. It should be a point in the Manhattan D.A. case. Did the former D.A. Pay tax on the use of his car? In the meantime, Violent Crime in New York has reached an ALL TIME HIGH!” he added.