Trump bragged 'can you believe how f***ing stupid the IRS is?' after they gave him '$10m refund,' Michael Cohen claims

DONALD Trump mocked the IRS as "f***ing stupid" after receiving a $10million tax refund check, his former personal attorney claimed on Monday.

Michael Cohen tweeted a passage from his book Disloyal moments after the New York Times released a bombshell report claiming Trump has paid almost no income tax in recent years.

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The president slammed the Times report as "totally fake news" during a Sunday afternoon press briefing, telling reporters: "I pay a lot. And I pay a lot of state taxes too."

According to Cohen's book, Trump once showed the attorney a $10million IRS refund check and exclaimed: "Can you believe how f***ing stupid the IRS is? Who would give me a refund of 10-f**king-million-dollars? They are so stupid!"

In his memoir, Cohen noted that the president was "almost certainly" cheating on his taxes.

"Everything I have stated about @potus and @realDonaldTrump has proven 100% #TRUE!" Cohen tweeted on Sunday.

Cohen is serving a three-year prison sentence at home (he was released in May due to the coronavirus) for felony offenses, including violating campaign finance laws and lying to Congress about the Russia investigation, which he said was at Trump's request.

The White House didn't immediately respond to Cohen's tweet.

The president, a self-described billionaire, paid only $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017, the Times reported.

In 10 of the last 15 years, Trump paid nothing, according to the newspaper's analysis of tax data.

Trump's returns reportedly show that he spent $70,000 on haircuts while on The Apprentice from 2004 to 2015 and nearly $100,000 on his daughter Ivanka's favorite hair and makeup artist.

The president vowed on Sunday that information about his taxes "will all be revealed," but did not disclose when this would be.

During his 2016 campaign, Trump repeatedly promised to release his tax returns once he was elected to office and even shared a photo of himself signing tax forms in 2015.

The president then backtracked, claiming that people weren't interested in them before finally asserting that he couldn't release his returns because the IRS was auditing them.

Trump is now fighting to keep his taxes a secret and out of the hands of congressional investigators and New York prosecutors.

The Manhattan district attorney is seeking Trump's returns as part of an ongoing investigation into possible tax fraud involving the Trump Organization.

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