The New York Times has told us why Trump is so anxious to get re-elected (Pro-Trump Caravan Winds Through Humboldt," posted Oct. 3). Twenty years of Trump tax info tells us that he is facing a devastating financial future as soon as he is out of office. He is hundreds of millions in debt due in the next few years.
His tax history is in audit. He has paid only $750 in taxes in each of his first two years in office and paid nothing in 10 earlier years.
An audit on the legitimacy of a tax refund he received is likely to cost him over $100 million. Most of Trump's core businesses, that he refused to divest himself of, his golf courses and hotels, report losing millions year after year. Revenue from The Apprentice is drying up. He sold all his stocks that might now have helped him, the tax audit and his $300 million in loans loom over him in the next four years.
Trump's refusal to divest himself of his businesses is because while he is in office they are sources of income from lobbyists, foreign officials seeking favors and more. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association paid at least $397,602 to Trump's Washington hotel. Millions come to him from overseas businesses.
If he fails to get re-elected, he will be facing a terrible future that possibly includes prison. He is a desperate and fear-filled man, which is why he will not say that if he loses he will relinquish the White House peacefully.
Sylvia De Rooy, Indianola