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Republican presidential [nominee / nomination] Donald Trump is in trouble again following revelations about his tax [returned / returns] . The New York Times said Mr Trump's 1995 tax returns showed he reported [higher / over] $900 million [in / on] business losses. This has enabled him to not pay nearly a billion dollars in income tax [among / over] the past 19 years. The Times suggests Trump is being hypocritical, as he has [constant / constantly] criticized the tax system for being [unfair / unfairly] . The Times wrote: "Trump is right when he says the system is rigged. What he doesn't say is that it's rigged [on / in] his favor and in the favor of people like him, and against regular people - those of [us / them] who earn money, pay income tax [in / on] it, and financially support the country in which we live."

Mr Trump has spent years on social media attacking high-profile people for not [paid / paying] enough tax. He attacked President Obama for paying a ["paltry" / "party"] tax rate of 20.5 per cent. Former New York mayor and Trump campaign [advises / advisor] Rudy Giuliani said Mr Trump had done [nothing / none] illegal and called him a "genius" for not paying tax and turning [around / abound] his loss-making business. He likened Trump to Winston Churchill, Britain's leader [during / while] World War II. Mr Trump tweeted: "I know our [complexion / complex] tax laws better than anyone who has ever [run / ran] for president and am the only one who can [fix / fixate] them." When Hillary Clinton accused Mr Trump of not paying taxes, he replied: "That makes me [smarty / smart] ."

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