Gulf News reports:
Social media users react to Joe Biden using the Arabic term to express hope over a probe in Trump tax controversy.
“You’ll get to see it,” Trump said repeatedly as moderator Chris Wallace pressed him to commit to a firm timeline. Biden retorted, “When? Inshallah?”
While the Arabic language phrase translates to “God willing,” it also has colloquial connotations of ambiguous commitment.
Biden earlier released his personal income taxes, which show the former vice president and his wife Jill Biden paid about 30 percent of their $985,000 gross personal income.
Trump, on the other hand, has refused to voluntarily release his income tax returns – a presidential custom stretching back decades.
On Monday, the New York Times reported that Trump did not pay any federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years. It said the former businessman paid just $750 in 2016 and another $750 in 2017, the year he assumed office.
Trump disputed the report during Tuesday night’s debate, saying he has “paid millions of dollars in taxes, millions of dollars of income tax”.
Social media users were quick to react with humour at Biden’s “inshallah” remark, with many Twitter users posting their reactions instantly.
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