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Trump Seizes ‘Bedbug’ Controversy As a Distraction Ahead Of Imminent Release Of His Tax Returns

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Following the bombshell report that Deutsche Bank told a federal judge that it possesses Donald Trump’s tax returns and can hand them over to House Democrats as part of their investigation, the president scrambled to do what he does best: change the conversation by distracting the public with a nonsensical rant on Twitter.

House Democrats have sought to obtain Trump’s tax returns for months, as part of their oversight role, in response to concerns that the president has conflicts of interests with his family business.

Now that they will finally be able to get their hands on Trump’s tax returns, the president went after conservative columnist Bret Stephens and other “Never Trumpers” in a late-night tweet, calling them “Losers” while continuing to denounce reports that his Miami golf club has bedbugs.

“A made up Radical Left Story about Doral bedbugs, but Bret Stephens is loaded up with them!” Trump tweeted. “Been calling me wrong for years, along with the few remaining Never Trumpers – All Losers!”

Trump mocked Stephens after the columnist announced Tuesday that he was leaving Twitter after a George Washington University professor referred to him as a “bedbug” in a post that has since gone viral.

Trump in a subsequent tweet noted Stephens’s departure from Twitter, saying the columnist “does anything that his bosses at the paper tell him to do!.”

“Tough guy!” he added.

Trump also blamed Democrats for a “nasty rumor” that his Doral golf resort in Miami was hit with bedbugs after he suggested holding next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit there.

His property settled a lawsuit in with a former guest who alleged in July 2016 he had been bitten by bedbugs during his stay, the Miami Herald reported.

RELATED: Deutsche Bank Admits To Possessing Trump’s Tax Returns, Urges Judge To Hand Them Over To House Dems.


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