CNN’s Poppy Harlow and White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern clashed over President Donald Trump’s tax returns in a heated Monday morning interview.
Harlow spent the majority of the interview addressing the New York Times report that claimed Trump only paid $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017. The report also alleged that Trump had paid no income taxes for ten of the 15 years preceding his presidency and claimed a $72.9 million tax refund.
“The president said last night, the New York Times reporting is completely false,” Harlow said. “So, what is true, Brian? How much did the president pay in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017?”
Morgenstern insisted that the president had paid “quite a lot” in taxes,