PUEBLO, Colo. — The Latest on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign visit to Colorado (all times local):
Donald Trump is acknowledging that he has “legally used the tax laws to my benefit.”
The Republican presidential candidate said Monday in Colorado that in private business, he “brilliantly used those laws” to “pay as little tax as legally possible” during turbulent economic times. But he added, “I work for you now. I’m not working for Trump,” and intends to use his tax law expertise to “fix” the complexity of the law.
He spoke in the wake of a New York Times report that said he reported losing more than $900 million, which legally could have helped him avoid paying taxes for nearly two decades. He did not say the article was correct, and did not dispute it.
Donald Trump is making two campaign stops in Colorado on Monday.
The Republican presidential candidate is first set to attend a rally at the Pueblo Convention Center at 3 p.m. before heading to Loveland for another appearance at the Budweiser Events Center.
It’s his second visit to the state in about two weeks.
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will also be campaigning in Colorado on Monday. He’s scheduled to attend a rally at the University of Colorado’s South Denver campus in Parker at 7 p.m.