Trump's tax returns – News Review 2022

June 5, 2022

In the year Donald Trump became president, a report from the New York Times has claimed he only paid 750 US Dollars in federal tax. The president has dismissed the story as fake news. Tom and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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Video chapters
0:00 – Introduction
0:32 – The story
1:29- Headline 1: Trump lashes out at New York Times report alleging years of tax avoidance
4:27 – Headline 2: Will the New York Times taxes report sink Donald Trump?
6:57 – Headline 3: Tax bombshell reveals Trumps image is a sham
9:06 – Language summary

The story

The New York Times says it has two decades’ worth of President Trump’s tax returns and they show chronic losses and serial tax avoidance.
It says he only paid 750 dollars in federal income taxes, the year he became president. He’s dismissed the reports as fake news.

Key words and phrases

cause to fail
• Accusations of corruption may sink the political campaign.
• The lack of funding may sink the construction project entirely.

lashes out
criticises someone angrily and suddenly
• The chairman lashed out against critics of his conduct.
• Be careful – if you raise that point in the meeting, the boss may lash out.

something intended to trick or deceive people
• The actor admitted that the marriage was a sham to please the press.
• Critics of the court decision are calling the process a sham.

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    Илья Горих June 5, 2022 at 10:29 pm

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  4. lash out,sink,sham.

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  9. Helpful

  10. What level of English should I have for comfortable watching? B1? B2?

  11. Hello Tom and Catherine, thanks for teaching us alot. It`s nice to see you again Tom, I like the way you look.

  12. Hey Tom, What a lovely example about phrasal verb LASHES OUT.Beside, journalist, teacher, You and katty are amazing actors as well. Un abrazo a la distancia desde Perú. Virtual Hugs from Perú

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  14. You guys are also good at acting. The way you both performed the meaning of 'lash out' was very convinced

  15. I like the way u guys demonstrate the phase "lash out" ,which made me impressed by it. Tks

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    Joas da Silva Brito June 5, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Great words that I didn't know. I always love the news review because help increasing my personal vocabulary. Greetings from a fan 😉

  22. Hi! I just discovered this channel and it's amazing! I'm trying to improve my bad English and this is a good level to learn

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