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The NYT recently released a through analysis of Donald Trump’s taxes over the last 15 years including the fact that he only paid $750 in taxes for 2016 and again in 2017. The report also showed that Trump didn’t pay any taxes ten out of the fifteen years reported on. This motivated people to tweet about how they paid more taxes than Trump and share stories on what they purchased with $750.
We also heard that Trump expensed $70k for hair care and maintenance. This prompted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to comment on the double standard of treatment and backlash she received from Republicans for spending $250 on a cut and highlights. Here a few excerpts from People:
On Sunday, a report from The New York Times analyzed years of Trump’s tax information, which he has avoided publicly releasing both before and during his time in office. Among the revelations presented in the coverage, the newspaper said during his time on NBC’s The Apprentice, he wrote-off about $70,000 in hairstyling costs.
Trump, 74, reportedly claimed the hair costs as deductions from his tax bill because they were the price of doing business. (Trump has dismissed the Times’ reporting as ″totally fake news.″)
Back in October 2019, a story published by the Washington Times criticized Ocasio-Cortez, 30, for spending nearly $300 for a hair salon visit. At the time, Richard Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, was quoted in the article saying, ″she preaches socialism while living the life of the privileged,″ adding, “… it is a bad look to spend hundreds of dollars to get your hair done to make a video decrying income inequality.″
″Last year Republicans blasted a firehose of hatred + vitriol my way because I treated myself to a $250 cut & lowlights on my birthday,″ Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Sunday night, just after the new report was published. ″Where’s the criticism of their idol spending $70k on hairstyling? Oh, it’s nowhere because they’re spineless, misogynistic hypocrites? Got it.”
First of all, those criticizing AOC for the cost of hair care obviously don’t know how expensive it is for women to take care of their hair. Back in the day when I would get relaxers, I was spending close to $200 a month to get my hair done at the salon. Second, where is Donald spending $70k? He hardly has hair and he is a frequent comb over offender.
AOC is right, Republicans and their base are misogynistic. The Republican Party is now the party of toxic white masculinity. This $70k write-off which is more than most Americans make in a year, is total bullsh*t and I am glad AOC called them all out. But again, we know that Trump and the Republican Party base won’t care a lick and will make every excuse as to why he needs to spend $70k on nonexistent hair while demeaning a woman a $250 salon visit. Because you know it is all about controlling women’s bodies.
Last year Republicans blasted a firehose of hatred + vitriol my way because I treated myself to a $250 cut & lowlights on my birthday.
Where’s the criticism of their idol spending $70k on hairstyling?
Oh, it’s nowhere because they’re spineless, misogynistic hypocrites? Got it. https://t.co/xCQGwW7EK5
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 28, 2020
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