In an interview with Politico, Trump is accused of being a hypocrite for refusing to publicly release his tax returns and a climate change denier for his recent denial of the dangers of global warming.
Trump has repeatedly attacked climate change and its role in driving up the cost of food, and the president has repeatedly cast doubt on the seriousness of global climate change, despite overwhelming evidence of its existence and the fact that humans are responsible for its impact.
Trump’s recent refusal to release his personal tax returns, as well as his assertion that climate change is a hoax, have triggered intense criticism from environmental groups, and they are among the most powerful tools the federal government has to prevent the president from harming the environment.
While some of Trump’s climate denial statements have been debunked, others have persisted in a constant drumbeat of falsehoods and outright lies.
Trump’s refusal to provide a tax return would be unprecedented in the modern era.
Trump, a real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate, is a former real estate developer, real estate investor and reality TV star who made his fortune in real estate and real estate related businesses, including for his now-defunct Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City and his Trump Plaza hotel and resort in Florida.
He owns the Palm Beach resort, and he owns two properties in Florida, the Trump International Golf Club and the Trump National Doral in Miami, both in Florida where he currently has two golf courses.
Trump is also an investor in Trump University, a massive real estate scam in which students were promised free property and services if they would complete a series of self-improvement courses.
After learning that his courses were fraudulent, Trump filed for bankruptcy protection and sold off the Trump University properties to his personal investment firm, The Trump Organization, for $1.5 billion in December 2016.
Trump University’s fraudulent scheme was one of the largest in U.S. history, costing students in some cases hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition, fees and other fees.
Trump paid $2.9 million in fines for defrauding students in his courses, and Trump University is still under investigation by the U.K. government for its fraudulent marketing practices.
Trump has also been sued in the U