Since announcing his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has often used immigrants as a scapegoat for problems in American society with outrageous claims that immigrants don’t pay taxes and leech off the system. After revelations broke last night about Donald Trump’s own financial issues, many immigrants and allies took to the internet to express their outrage at his hypocrisy. Here are some of the best responses:
All my undocumented colleagues who worked for Trump paid taxes and social security and got no benefits. That is fine. What isn’t fine is that our boss, Donald Trump, only paid $750 a year in taxes and calls all immigrants dead beats here to abuse the system Mr. Trump.
— SandraDiazNJ (@SandraDiazNJ1) September 27, 2020
I have the proof. It is the official document from Trumps company how much I paid. Many others too. The Washington Post and others know the truth. pic.twitter.com/zLq1hekgI0
— SandraDiazNJ (@SandraDiazNJ1) September 28, 2020
I’m a Floridian who is undocumented.
Undocumented Floridians paid $1.1B in federal income tax in 2017, the year POTUS paid $750.
That is about $2100 per undocumented immigrant in the work force, or 3X on average what the so-called billionaire paid.
— Juan Escalante (@JuanSaaa) September 28, 2020
I am undocumented. I have DACA.
My undocumented Dad taught me, “no importa qué hagas, pero al Tío Sam se le paga siempre.”
I’m used to hypocritical stances from Trump supporters.
This is a reminder to those that can VOTE, YOU can actually do something about this.
I can’t. pic.twitter.com/5NlOgXSsPN
— Astrid Silva (@Astrid_NV) September 28, 2020
The biggest lie white supremacy ever sold you is that Black people and immigrants are stealing tax dollars while white "business" men are emptying the vaults hand over fist. https://t.co/K9ZF2k6hIM
— Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) September 27, 2020
Undocumented immigrants paid $11.7 billion in state and federal taxes in 2014. Trump paid only $750 the year he became president and only $750 the next year.
He needs to stop freeloading off Americans.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) September 27, 2020
Trump is not the only “billionaire” paying $750 in federal income tax. The system is so broken.
— Julissa Natzely Arce Raya (@julissaarce) September 28, 2020
While Trump was cheating on his taxes, he was using billions of our tax dollars to pay off his cronies to build the racist campaign stunt https://t.co/vZVaUT6zNR
— Joe Sudbay (@JoeSudbay) September 28, 2020
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) September 27, 2020
Most of My #undocumented clients pay taxes every single year or have money taken out of their check they will never receive back in social security. Yet here #DonTheCon is paying an absolutely insulting $750.00 just to say f you to all of us. #DonTheCon #TrumpTaxReturns https://t.co/5q9usm1Fcm
— Susan Church (@SusanBChurch11) September 28, 2020
Good Morning to people who pay more than $750 in taxes only
— Therapy For Latinx – Find the Therapist for You (@therapy4latinx) September 28, 2020
If the president and his family can write off hair and makeup, I see no reason why I can’t write off tortillas and red wine.
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) September 28, 2020
— Cristina Jiménez (@CrisAlexJimenez) September 28, 2020
As an undocumented immigrant, I can now say that I've paid more in taxes than the President. According to NYT, @realDonaldTrump paid only "$750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency."
— Rodrigo P. Pimentel (@rdrigopimentel) September 27, 2020
Immigrants contribute more in taxes to the United States than @realDonaldTrump!
— FLIC Votes (@FLICVotes) September 28, 2020