De Blasio says city will check if Trump paid ‘fair share’ of local taxes

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday night said the city will look into whether President Trump has paid the correct amount of city taxes.

“Our City Finance Department will get to work right away to determine if, in fact, the President of the United States cheated New York City on his taxes,” the mayor said on NY1.

“We’re going to pursue this with all we got because he needs to pay for his fair share.”

The mayor’s announcement came after host Errol Louis asked him about Sunday’s story in the New York Times that reported that Trump paid just $750 in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017.

In 11 of 18 years through 2017, Trump paid no federal taxes, the report said.

The mayor called the tax revelations “appalling.”

“I think a lot of his supporters are going to look at this and be very angry that it’s the least patriotic thing you could do to use your wealth and power to evade the taxes you owe the people of this country,” de Blasio said.

Hizzoner on Monday night also offered a foregone conclusion into Trump’s handling of city taxes.

“I think we can guarantee based on the information from New York Times, that he hasn’t paid his City taxes the way he should have,” the mayor said.

Trump has blasted the report, which examined years of his tax information, as “totally fake news.”

In a series of Monday morning tweets, the president said he “paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was entitled, like everyone else, to depreciation & tax credits.”

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