JOHN ROBERTS (CORRESPONDENT): President Trump did not take any questions in the Rose Garden, which would have certainly focused on an explosive report in The New York Times about the president's taxes. The Times writing that in 10 of the last 15 years the resident paid no federal income tax and in 2016 and 2017, he paid only $750. At a briefing yesterday, the president dismissing the report.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: It's fake news. It's totally fake news.
ROBERTS: The Times claims to have obtained thousands of pages of data that went into the president's tax returns. President Trump pushing back today tweeting that he was being attacked “with illegally obtained information and only bad intent," adding, “I paid many millions of dollars in taxes but was entitled like everyone else to depreciation and tax credits."
While the Times says it paints a far different picture of President Trump's finances than what he has suggested, there is no indication of any wrongdoing. And the reporting does back up the president's assertions he first made four years ago that his taxes are indeed under audit.