• Kamala Harris gave a blunt refresher on President Donald Trump’s finances early on in the vice-presidential debate Wednesday night.
  • “It would be really good to know who the president of the United States — the commander-in-chief — owes money to,” Harris said, referring to The New York Times’ investigation into Trump’s taxes that found him in debt for hundreds of millions of dollars in debt, $139 million of which he’s on the hook for within five years.
  • “Because the American people have a right to know what is influencing the president’s decisions, and is he making those decisions on the best interests of the American people — of you — or self-interest.”
  • “Just so everyone is clear, when we say in debt, it means you owe money to somebody” Harris said.
  • She also took a dig at Trump for how little he paid in federal income taxes.
  • “When I first heard about it, I literally said, ‘You mean $750,000?’ And it was like, no, $750.”
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Sen. Kamala Harris of California gave a plain-spoken assessment of President Donald Trump’s finances during Wednesday night’s debate, hitting Vice President Mike Pence over the lack of transparency when it comes to Trump’s debts.

Harris was referring to The New York Times’ investigation into Trump’s taxes, which found him mired hundreds of millions of dollars in debt obligations — $139 million of which he’s personally on the hook for within five years.

“We now know Donald Trump owes and is in debt for $400 million — and just so everyone is clear, when we say in debt, it means you owe money to somebody,” Harris said.

“Because the American people have a right to know what is influencing the president’s decisions, and

Democrat vice presidential nominee and Senator from California Kamala Harris. (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)

Democrat vice presidential nominee and Senator from California Kamala Harris. (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) – Democrats in and out of office are sounding alarms about the “national security threat” President Trump’s reported indebtedness may pose.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Joe Biden’s running mate, told MSNBC on Monday:

This is why the American people deserve to have a full accounting of the financial interest, including the indebtedness of the president of the United States. And I do share in that concern. Who does he owe the money to? Tell us. Who do you owe the money to?

And do you owe debt to any foreign nation? You know, do you owe debt, do you owe money — let’s just be clear about what debt means. You owe somebody money. Do you owe anybody money who is impacted by any decision you make as president of the United States? We need to know that. The American people have a right to know that when the president of the United States acts, he acts with their priorities in mind, not with his priorities in mind.

And we’ve already known that he puts his political priorities in front of the American people. But we are now seeing in a way that is evident — clearly evident — that he also is prepared to put his personal interest ahead of the American people by not disclosing who he owes money to. And apparently he owes a lot of money. Maybe to a lot of people. And we should know.

The New York Times says it obtained tax return data going back more than two decades for  Trump and his business organization. “His reports to the I.R.S. portray a businessman who takes in hundreds of millions of dollars a year yet racks

In an interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris reacted to The New York Times
NYT
’ reporting on President Donald Trump’s taxes, saying the American people deserve a “full accounting of the financial interests, including the indebtedness of the president of the United States.”

Harris said Mr. Trump’s reported personal debt, running into the hundreds of millions of dollars and coming due in the next few years, was a national security issue. “Who does he owe the money to? Tell us, who do you owe the money to? And do you owe debt to any foreign nation? Do you…owe money — let’s just be clear about what debt means, you owe somebody money,” Harris said. “Do you owe anybody money who is impacted by any decision you make as president of the United States? We need to know that. The American people have a right to know that when the president of the United States acts, he acts with their priorities in mind, not with his priorities in mind.”

On the upcoming Senate hearings over President Trump’s pick to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sen. Harris—who sits on the