Silence adds nothing to the discussion
I have no idea whether President Trump received lots of money from his parents or whether there was tax fraud in relation to valuations and the statement from his Lawyer, Charles Harder, has confused me even more. The statement was in relation to material published in the New York Times, a paper that people generally believe to be completely honest and accurate.
His statement included ‘the facts upon which The Times bases its allegations are extremely inaccurate’ and this, like many statements from the White House, is jumbled, confusing and perhaps self-contradictory. An examination of the points is worth considering, starting with ‘the facts’, as facts, are facts and therefore correct statements – or at least they used to be.
Is it too simplistic today to say something is inaccurate rather than quantify how inaccurate they are? There is also some room to reinterpret this as it says that their basis was wrong but could the suggestions be confirmed with fuller disclosures.
If it’s wrong, and I repeat - I don’t know, the President should release the old tax records and sue them for millions and an apology. Leaders should be the most open people in their countries and be willing to face their accusers openly. Silence adds nothing to the discussion.