Trump thinks Scientology should lose tax-exempt status

By John Bowden

President Trump has thrown his support behind removing the Church of Scientology’s tax-exempt status, according to a Huffington Post report.

Twitter messages from a Trump family friend and top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development claim that Trump and his family “couldn’t agree more” that the church should lose its tax-exempt status.

“From The moment I saw your series I told President Trump & his family we needed to revoke their tax exempt status. They couldn’t agree more, but please don’t publicize that yet,” Lynne Patton wrote to actress Leah Remini in the messages obtained by HuffPost. “This is going to get done in the next 4 years or I’ll die trying. Knock on wood!”

Patton is a longtime friend and business associate of the Trump family who has worked with the Trumps since 2009. Last year, she spoke in support of Trump at the Republican National Convention in June.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. From the article above:

    The IRS website states that “the IRS may begin a church tax inquiry only if an appropriate high-level Treasury official reasonably believes, on the basis of facts and circumstances recorded in writing, that an organization claiming to be a church or convention or association of churches may not qualify for exemption.”

    Oh good! No time like the present!

    And while you’re at it…

  2. As it says on the RDFS home page twitter link – Broken clocks are right twice a day!

    @OP – Twitter messages from a Trump family friend and top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development claim that Trump and his family “couldn’t agree more” that the church should lose its tax-exempt status.

    But of course Trump and trumpies, Twitter on, showing no indication of understanding the procedures necessary to bring this about!

  3. Trump is right about that. But the Church of Scientology is not so wholly different than other churches. They all practice forms of mind control and they should all pay taxes.

    Speaking of taxes, we are in the hands of professional con artists and traitors in business suits masquerading as politicians. Elizabeth Warren said this:

    I’m fighting tooth and nail to defeat the new Republican tax scam making its way through Congress.

    I’m fighting this because the Republican tax scam could be another nail in the coffin for America’s middle class. It’s a 1.5-trillion-dollar tax giveaway—the biggest tax giveaway to giant corporations in modern history. It’s a bill so insulting to working families that it actually gives Wells Fargo—the company that created millions of fake accounts to cheat its customers—the largest tax break of all.

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