President Donald Trump closed his Chinese bank account before he ran for president, he claimed during Thursday’s election debate.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that Trump maintained a Chinese bank account and paid nearly $200,000 in local taxes between 2013 and 2015.
President Donald Trump defended his Chinese bank account during Thursday’s presidential debate, and said he had closed it before he was elected.
Trump opened the account in 2013 as “a businessman doing business,” he said during the debate, and closed it in 2015, the year he announced he was running for president.
On Wednesday, The New York Times reported Trump has a Chinese bank account that doesn’t appear on public financial disclosures because it’s listed under his company, Trump International Hotels Management.