- Asked about the years in which he didn't pay taxes, Donald Trump said, "That makes me smart."
- Trump wants people to give him credit for not paying taxes, but it's a huge negative with swing voters, says Julian Zelizer
Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)During Monday's presidential debate, one of the most beneficial moments for Hillary Clinton came during the discussion about Donald Trump's tax returns.