Did Donald Trump himself send the 2 tax pages to David C. Johnston? Possibly, in the ultimate acts of self-promotion or to become again the Distractor-in-Chief?

AMY GOODMAN: Who do you believe sent you this, David?

DAVID CAY JOHNSTON: Well, it’s possible that Donald sent it, although his attacks on me today—he tweeted about me today, so I clearly got under his skin—suggest not. When Donald has leaked something about himself, he usually doesn’t have a complaint. He didn’t complain about the really crude pornographic pictures of his wife when she was a porn model or the partial tax returns of his that were released last year, so I suspect those came from him. Most likely, this was somebody who’s familiar with my work, who knows that I have written a great deal about this idea of negative income and the alternative minimum tax, and trusted that I would get the maximum possible value out of these two pages.

AMY GOODMAN: And finally, if it were Donald Trump, why do you think he would do this? What even led you to think it might be?

DAVID CAY JOHNSTON: Well, first of all, because Donald has a long, well-documented history of leaking things about himself, of posing as his own PR man and calling himself John Barron or John Miller, planting stories that famous, beautiful women were pounding on his bedroom door, when in fact they had nothing to do with him. In this case, Donald wants to divert people from a couple things. He wants to get us off thinking about his connections to the Russian oligarchs, which raise fundamental questions about whether he is loyal to the United States or disloyal. He wants to get people off what appears to be the fiasco with the Republican healthcare plan, that he has put his name on without clearly understanding what it means and that contradicts his promises, and other matters. And Donald is very big, Amy, on distraction. He’s always trying to get journalists, you know, who are not well known for sticking to something for a long time—they’re generally not book writers—to distract them and get them to go write about something else or put on TV something else. So that may also—if he were to have done it, that would be part of that strategy.

AMY GOODMAN: Well, David Cay Johnston, thanks so much for spending this time, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, previously with The New York Times, now founder and editor of DCReport.org, where he published Donald Trump’s 2005 Form 1040 federal tax return. David’s biography of Donald Trump is titled The Making of Donald Trump.

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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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