Trump Says He’s In ‘No Rush’ To Release His Tax Returns (VIDEO)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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After former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday called on Donald Trump to release his tax returns, the real estate mogul indicated that he would consider doing so, but said he was in “no rush.”

During an interview on CNN, Anderson Cooper asked Trump why he won’t simply release his tax returns quickly.

“Because my returns are extremely complex and I’ll make a determination at the right time,” Trump responded. “I’m in no rush to do it. Nobody’s been bringing it up, except for Mitt Romney, and the reason he brings it up is that he lost in the last election, and lost very, very badly.”

Trump also complained that he gets “audited every single year” unlike “everybody else.”

He then told Cooper that he’ll “make a determination over the next couple of months” on whether to release his tax returns.

Cooper asked if that meant Trump would definitely release them.

“No,” Trump replied. “I’ll make a determination.”

In an interview on Fox News on Wednesday, Romney urged Trump to release his tax returns.

“Frankly, I think we have good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes,” Romney said on Fox News. “Either he’s not as anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is or he hasn’t been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay, or perhaps he hasn’t been giving money to the vets or to the disabled like he’s been telling us he’s been doing.”

Trump on Wednesday said that “there is no bombshell at all other than I pay a lot of tax and the government wastes the money,” according to CNN.

The Republican presidential candidate also responded to Romney on Twitter.

Watch Trump’s interview on CNN:

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  1. Pressing issues among normal conservatives:

    Romney: Trump lies, I am richer than him and I pay less taxes than him.
    Trump: I am richest man alive. I don’t need to prove anyone that I am richest. I just am.

  2. “Because my returns are extremely complex and I’ll make a determination at the right time,” Trump responded. "I’m in no rush to do it. (GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump)

    The public knows how to read. Either you have something to hide or you think the general public is stupid. Which one is it?

  3. “Because my returns are extremely complex” -Trump

    Hey, nobody said tax avoidance was easy.

  4. We know the latter is true, and you can bank on the former.

  5. LOL. Oh, so true.

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