Obama Zings Fox News And Gets In A Dig At Trump At The Same Time

Ed Mazza
·Overnight Editor, HuffPost
·1 min read

Former President Barack Obama called out Fox News on Wednesday for its gentle coverage of President Donald Trump. And he offered a perfect case in point from this week’s headlines: The revelation in The New York Times that Trump had a previously unknown bank account in China, and that he was paying taxes there when he’s paid little to no taxes here in the United States.

“Can you imagine if I had had a secret Chinese bank account when I was running for reelection?” Obama asked at a rally in Philadelphia. “You think Fox News might’ve been a little concerned about that? They would’ve called me Beijing Barry!”

Obama also noted the Times report that Trump paid just $750 in taxes during his first year in the White House.

“My first job was at a Baskin Robbins when I was 15 years old,” Obama said. “I think I might’ve paid more taxes that year working at dispensing ice cream.”

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.