In a campaign speech on Thursday, Donald Trump made an announcement that he would send "$200 gift cards to 33 million senior citizens for prescription drugs" in an effort to sway senior voters. The program is expected to cost $6.6 billion and begin in the coming weeks. However, White House officials quickly clarified that the cards he was referring to were Medicare Part D cards and only a few of the 33 million seniors would receive them before the election. This may be a distraction to the bombshell report today by New York Times that Trump paid no income taxes in 10 of past 15 years beginning in 2000, and he paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency (2016). Trump is also losing his edge on senior voters nationally.

Slate (Sept 25, 2020)