NEW YORK — Donald Trump is facing a "taxing" situation now that part of his 1995 federal income tax return has gone public.
And Hillary Clinton is only too happy to seize the moment with a brand new attack ad: "Donald Trump could have avoided paying a dime of federal income taxes for 18 years!"
Which begs the question, "Did 'The Donald' pay income taxes or not?"
"He stood on the stage last week, and when Hillary said, 'You haven't been paying taxes,' he said, "That makes me smart," Sen. Tim Kaine declared during Tuesday night's debate among running mates. "So it's smart not to pay for our military? It's smart not to pay for veterans?"
"Senator, do you take all the deductions that you're entitled to?" Trump's running mate, Gov. Mike Pence fired back at Kaine. "His tax returns....that showed he went through a very difficult time, but he used the Tax Code just the way it's supposed to be used, and he did it brilliantly."
So, Trump's Number Two man seems to think The Donald didn't pay any taxes.
But Trump's Number Two son says just the opposite.
"My father pays a tremendous amount of tax," Eric Trump insisted. "We as a company pay a tremendous amount of tax."
So, which Number Two is telling the truth?
Well, only Uncle Sam knows for sure-- and he's not talking.
But Trump's 'Number Two' tried to explain after the debate.
"All you need to know about taxes in this election is simple," Pence said. "Hillary Clinton is going to raise your taxes, and Donald Trump and I are going to cut taxes across the board."
Who can we believe?
Talk about taxing the brain!