WH Spox Clashes With CNN Anchor As He Attempts To Deflect From NYT Report

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White House deputy press secretary Brian Morgenstern found himself in a fiery exchange with CNN anchor Poppy Harlow on Monday as he repeatedly attempted to…
White House deputy press secretary Brian Morgenstern found himself in a fiery exchange with CNN anchor Poppy Harlow on Monday as he repeatedly attempted to deflect from the New York Times' bombshell report on President Trump's decades-long tax evasion.

When pressed on the Times' damning report — which reveals that the President largely avoided paying taxes over the past 15 years prior to his first year in the White House (when he paid a mere $750 in federal income taxes) and is under audit by the IRS as he sits in hundreds of million of dollars in debt — during an interview on CNN, Morgenstern echoed Trump's dismissal of the report by calling it "completely false" and insisting that the President paid "quite a lot" in taxes.

After Harlow told Morgenstern that she's asking him specifically about Trump's federal income taxes and the absence of his tax returns, Morgenstern turned his ire toward the Times for declining to share the documents obtained for its report.

Harlow brought up that Trump and his attorneys have access to his tax returns before pointing out the…
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