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CNN Host Rips Jack Kingston Over Trump Tax Report

CNN's Poppy Harlow wouldn't let him try and spin it away.

CNN's Poppy Harlow must have gotten our memo on truth-telling and decided to make Trump's miserable surrogates do some of it. When Jack Kingston appeared to spin away the story about Trump's taxes, Harlow pounced.

Via Mediaite:

The government is facing crippling debt. He complains about the roads and the airports, now we see this. How do you square the two,” Harlow asked.

Kingston spun away by citing Trump’s capacity as a job creator, but when he he tried to turn towards an attack on Hillary Clinton, Harlow reminded him that she has released her tax returns where Trump has not. Harlow also took issue with Kingston for writing off The New York Times‘ story on Trump’s old taxes, when it was they who broke Clinton’s private server scandal.


“‘Do as I say, not as I do.'” Harlow quoted. “If this is indeed what Trump does, not paying federal tax for two decades, should other Americans do that?”

Kingston tried to deflect again, but Harlow latched on and asked “can you answer that question, because you’re an advisor to Trump’s camp.”

All in all, it was a great performance by Harlow. Kingston, not so much.

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