"In his first year in the White House, he paid another $750," said The New York Times in a report on Sunday. "As the president wages a re-election campaign that polls say he is in danger of losing, his finances are under stress, beset by losses and hundreds of millions of dollars in debt coming due that he has personally guaranteed. "
It added that the information had been obtained through "tax-return data extending over more than two decades for Mr. Trump and the hundreds of companies that make up his business organization, including detailed information from his first two years in office."
The US president responded to the allegation that he has paid no federal income taxes whatsoever in 10 of the past 15 years beginning in 2000.
"It's totally fake news," Trump said as he often does when confronted with reports criticizing him.
He further attacked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), saying, "they treat me very badly."