Donald Trump said Monday that he "brilliantly" used tax laws to benefit himself and his companies in response to criticism about his possible use of loopholes to pay minimal income tax.
Trump contended he understands tax laws better than anyone else based on his experience, which gives him a unique ability to fix tax laws. Trump added during his rally in Colorado that he hates the way the U.S. government spends tax dollars.
"As a businessman and real estate developer, I have legally used the tax laws to my benefit and to the benefit of my company, my investors and my employees. Honestly, I have brilliantly — I have brilliantly used those laws," he said.