Donald Trump has attempted to defend himself in response to allegations that he lost over $1bn in a 10 year period between the 1980s and 1990s.

In a series of tweets posted after the New York Times published a report claiming that due to his substantial losses between 1985 and 1994, Trump did pay any tax for eight of those ten years. For obvious reasons this information has raised a lot of eyebrows.

Trump attempted to explain that the figures published by the newspaper were not of concern to him as not only did all real estate owners do the same, it's fine because he was trying to avoid tax and it was basically 'a sport.'

Trump's boastful claim was soon met with derision and criticism as many claimed that it simply didn't add up as he is basically admitting to tax fraud.

Given the seriousness of these allegations, you would think that people wouldn't make jokes about this but this is Donald Trump we are talking about and there is always a joke to be made.

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