After intense speculation about Republican presidential nominee and champion of women (jk) Donald Trump’s financial history, the New York Times released several pages of his 1995 tax returns. According to the Times, Trump lost $ 916 million in income that year, meaning he’d be able to take advantage of a rule allowing him to “cancel out an equivalent amount of taxable income over an 18-year period.”
…So, yes, it’s possible that Donald Trump has not paid taxes since 1995. Since this revelation struck the Internet on Saturday, the hashtag #LastTimeTrumpPaidTaxes has been circulating on Twitter, taking us on a trip down memory lane to that glorious year.
Let’s just say the technology situation back then was a little different.
— JazzyDiva (@jazzdance5) October 2, 2016
— Lydia Taft (@FatSpinster) October 2, 2016
— Joshua Sanchez (@joshuasanchez76) October 2, 2016
It feels like a lifetime ago.
— Cheesemeister (@Cheesemeister3k) October 2, 2016
We would hardly recognize the entertainment world in an age of tax-paying Trump.
#LastTimeTrumpPaidTaxes Dawson hadn’t even met Joey on his Creek…
— Janine Walker (@Jambeanie) October 2, 2016
TBH, we’d forgotten that there was a time when we couldn’t watch these stunners’ every move on TV.
— Alan D. Miller (@AlanDMiller1) October 2, 2016
Was there any point to the music industry back when Trump paid taxes?
#LastTimeTrumpPaidTaxes Backstreet hadn’t come back, alright.
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) October 2, 2016
…On, right, There definitely was.
— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) October 2, 2016
Actually, back when he paid taxes, Trump was entering a very suitable side gig in entertainment.
— Marc Rivers (@marcarivers) October 2, 2016
And MTV was in its glory days. What a time.
#LastTimeTrumpPaidTaxes MTV was still playing music videos
— Chinchillary (@feistybunnygirl) October 2, 2016
It really has been a long time, hasn’t it?
— Daryl Sturgis (@darylsturgis) October 2, 2016