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Trump Tax Returns Show President’s Exposure to Foreign Influence

Sept. 29, 2020, 5:14 PM

Among the biggest questions about President Donald Trump’s foreign policy approach is why he lavishes praise upon -- or often refuses to condemn -- some of the world’s worst autocrats. A New York Times investigation into his tax returns sheds new light on how his investments raise conflict of interest concerns abroad.

According to a Times report this week, in the first two years of his presidency, Trump’s businesses continued to receive income from countries led by officials with an authoritarian bent or shoddy human rights records: $1 million from Turkey, $3 million from the Philippines and $2.3 million...

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