This cartoon by Chappatte relates to the first Presidential Debate, which took place on Monday. When Hillary Clinton said that her Republican rival Donald Trump had paid no federal income tax in some years, Trump didn't deny it. In fact, he said: "That makes me smart." Clinton was pressing Trump for not releasing his tax returns for public scrutiny. Trump has said he won't release his tax returns until a routine audit is complete, though every major party presidential candidate over the past 40 years have released tax returns. You can watch the exchange here.
The cartoon shows a poor white working-class couple who live in a trailer watching the debate. We know they are Trump supporters because they have a 'Go Trump' sticker on the side of their trailer. The irony is that they (and many others like them) support Trump even though he's a billionaire who boasts about not paying taxes. Go figure!
Smart means intelligent or clever. • If you were smart, you’d buy now before prices go up.
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