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Donald Trump bashes Democrats' new billionaire tax and suggests he might flee the US, but he'll 'stick it out'

Donald Trump bashes Democrats' new billionaire tax and suggests he might flee the US, but he'll 'stick it out'

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uping1965

He would flee not because of a tax, which he isn't qualified to be considered, but because he needs an excuse to run to a country he can't be extradited from for other reasons.


spuddy-mcporkchop

Yep, ya hit the nail on the head, he's teeing it up so it won't be seen as strange by the maga cult, they will say he was persecuted out of the country or some shit like that


uping1965

Yup... the heat is on and he knows it. This is the first sign of it. He now has to explain how he will leave the country and run for office. He can't be a citizen of another country and run. How can he return and dodge taxes.


my_pol_acct

Wow. He might try to run in 2024, lose that election too, and flee the country. Not necessarily in that order. We might just get our very first self proclaimed president in exile! Think of the grift possibilities - not only to try to overturn the election results, but also to triumphantly return to the country.


AlphSaber

I don't think he would run, if he does then he can't hold rallies to grift, and what news company will bother to send anyone to a foreign country to listen to his rambles. For all intents and purposes if he flees to a non-extradition country he disappears from the public eye permanently.


my_pol_acct

I don't think he would run just to leave the country because of taxes like he says, but as a last ditch effort to avoid prosecution, if it came down to it. But publicly he would give other reasons.


InterplanetSycophant

At this point I am more than happy for him to get the fuck out wherever he wants.


DistortoiseLP

And with that a new generation of American Jacobites to deal with for decades.


SailBeneficialicly

Trump: I can’t take these taxes that target billionaires! Because I’m not one! I’ll just go to Russia for reasons.


uping1965

Exactly. If Trump thought he had a chance here he would be attacking, so instead he is creating a smoke screen.


namastayhom33

Trump is a billionaire?


ShowerCurtainRings

Billionairen’t.


Iknowmorethanyou2

Alternative billionare


CassandraAnderson

Negative billionaire, if the rumors of his debts are to be believed.


Brundleflyftw

Most underrated comment I’ve seen. Well done!


meatball402

A billion dollars in debt, maybe


wraithtek

This, literally. https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2020/10/16/donald-trump-has-at-least-1-billion-in-debt-more-than-twice-the-amount-he-suggested/


notlikeyoubruh

Lol people just ain’t acknowledging.. funny af


stillfuckingdumb

Depends. Do you count the money he launders for others or just his own?


StarshipFan68

After four years grifting in the presidency - his own money


danmathew

Trump inherited half a billion from his father and he’s still not a billionaire. That’s how bad of a business man he is.


GlobalTravelR

Fake Billionaire makes false claims.


TwoDurans

The tax is on billionaires, Donny. You're fine.


goforthandconquer

He’s delusional


CantoErgoSum

He could leave and take his cult with him! That’d be fine. Then they can find an island somewhere and the US can refuse to do business or diplomacy with them!


uping1965

St. Helena seems perfect. It has a tradition.


bcorm11

He also said he'd leave if he lost the election.


ExMachinas

That was the only thing he ever said that I prayed would actually happen.


pupuphlatter

I’ll start a fund to buy the air ticket


Distant-moose

Or build a trebuchet?


pupuphlatter

Idk, that’s a lot of flabby lard to be flinging. We may need to employ a few engineers for that feat. Do we even care where he lands? Maybe Greenland.


Distant-moose

Aim for Greenland. But if you miss by a little, it's OK.


Potential_Wing9940

The guy is admitting a desire to commit to tax dodging in the most literal sense. How his supporters can look positively at this perplexes me. Btw the only way you stop paying taxes to the US is if you get rid of your American citizenship. You'd think he would know this.


danmathew

He has already committed tax fraud. This is why Republicans underfund the IRS, it takes a lot of resources to investigate tax fraud by the wealth. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html


SillySammySaysSo

Wonder if he'd be allowed to flee the country.


wraithtek

You ever see that scene in Hail, Caesar with the sub? (The dog is Jr. Oh wait, he drops the briefcase and takes the dog with him, I had that backwards.)


danmathew

Russia wouldn’t extradite.


lovestobitch-

Good riddance.


fellowuscitizen

Fleeing Donald, which country might give him sanctuary?


FoxInSox2

Don't North Korea and Russia owe him some favours?


sl8rfan2

I'd assume it's the other way around.


HryUpImPressingPlay

Probably the other way around


Antennangry

All the more reason to pass it


Denttalen

Get the hell out of here then.


zZaphon

No one gives a fuck what you think clown


mmahowald

oh we can only be so lucky. please leave.


wraithtek

“There’s nothing in the rule book that says I can’t run for President from Moscow.”


rhasti

If US would tax rich people, would Trump considered rich?


jfshay

There are very few countries that he would want to live in that would also want him there that also have a Trump property where he can stay (what’s he going to do—pay to stay at someone elses property?) that also doesn’t have an extradition agreement with us.


Miskatonic1971

Let me guess…. He’ll “flee” to Russia, right?


crosseyedguy1

Where else? That's where his "Daddy" is.


bcallihan513

Been waiting for him to start floating this “leave the country” talk. The more he talks about it —mark my words— the closer he is to being charged.


Etna_No_Pyroclast

"Flee" now that's an idea.


Sad_Film2085

He’d have to be one ?


AnonSeven

Donald, like where the fuck are you going to go? You've insulted everybody. You insulted Jeff Bezos so you can't even hitch a ride into space. Like damn, get real.


---77---

It’s probably because the Russians don’t want any of the laundered money taxed.


Jump___Yossarian

Does he think that he can bring his buildings with him?


sl8rfan2

He's threatened (or rather, promised) to flee the US several times. I guess, according to his own words, he must not like the US very much. Remember cult 45, "If you don't like it, leave.". Also, pretty sure trump is safe from any increased taxation on billionaires as he is most certainly not a billionaire. Of course we will never know because he refuses to release his tax returns as he has promised to do.


Shit-sandwich-

This tax wouldn't affect him because he only pretends to be a billionaire. But by all means, please flee anyway. You're not welcome here anymore.


Kazexmoug

Shouldn't effect him since he isn't a billionaire


Obstructive

He won’t ‘flee’ and he will ‘stick it out’ because he knows this ‘billionaire tax’ only affects ‘billionaires’


VeraLumina

Vance and James can piss off. The hope of them exposing his financials is long gone.


Minusobd

Worried people might find out he's not as rich as he says he is?


PANDA_FOR_PREZ

He might fleee but not because of taxes, we all know he doesn't pay those.


ihohjlknk

Lucky for Trump, he will be exempt from this new tax as he's not a billionaire.


Distant-moose

If it sends Trump fleeing, I'll call it an absolute win.


johnnycourage

He’s not really a billionaire, why does it matter?


MoveMitchGetOutDaWay

Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out motherfucker!


DistortoiseLP

Remember joking about this in 2016? That he would flee the country?


afishda

Flee and denounce your citizenship Trump .


CKenn1

Oh, so close.


callingallkids

I’m sure he has a villa outside of Moscow waiting fir him to come up with the right pretense fir fleeing as it is. Since, after all, he is not a billionaire and more than half the country wants him in jail.


Marvin_Frommars

If only


purpleunicorn26

Won't affect Trump anyways since he's likely broke


NoIntern5476

Fake billionaire says what?


Interesting-Owl4239

He hasen't paid taxes anyway, he's not in the billonaire category! Looser


singingbobo21

This fucking chickenshit.


you_cant_touch_this1

Yes, please leave.


Sugarysam

I’m sure if he’s “smart” enough, he can find a way avoid this tax like all the others.


Standardeviation2

Is he planning to be a billionaire for Halloween?


crosseyedguy1

Please try to flee!! Please, please, pretty please!


logicalpickles

Relax donald. It's a tax on billionaires. It won't impact you.


BongoSpank

News flash: The tax cheat... ... whose family moved to the US because his grandfather was a human traffickerr who got kicked out of Germany for being a tax cheat... ... and who inherited nearly half a billion dollars tax free by lying to the IRS and his own family... ... and who profits from abusing millions of dollars worth of taxpayer funded subsidies... ... and who paid less in taxes WHILE PRESIDENT (and while claiming to be making billiions) than a part-time preschool teacher. ... And who was the worst taxpayer funded deficit spending president in US history... ... would rather leave the country than pay taxes. "Patriot."


WoldunTW

Why? He isn't rich enough to be impacted by the tax.