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Gary Johnson admits ‘almost nonexistent’ charity donating

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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson on Friday acknowledged his donations to charity are “almost nonexistent.”
 
“My charitable contributions would be negligible — I mean just, really almost nonexistent,” the former New Mexico governor told CNN, stressing that his wealth “does not even approach Hillary Clinton’s.”
 
{mosads}”For me, giving to charity, I’ve always viewed that the things that I do in my life contribute to making lives better. That what I’ve done.”
 
Earlier Friday, Clinton released her 2015 tax returns, which showed she and husband Bill Clinton donated about 10 percent of their income to charity and paid a tax rate of 30.6 percent.
 
Gary Johnson estimated his effective tax rate to be around 20 percent.
 
Johnson also said he does not expect 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to endorse him “for all sorts of reasons.”
 
“I’m not expecting it,” he said. “So given my expectations, everything’s a bonus.”
 
Romney has made clear he won’t support Donald Trump, the GOP’s nominee.
 
Johnson has been aiming to get on the debate stage by getting a minimum of 15 points in the national polls by September. He has been polling at around 8 percent of late.
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