Donald Trump Says He Won’t Release Tax Returns Before November

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office at Trump Tower, Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, said in a Tuesday interview he doesn’t plan to release his tax returns before November.

Trump cited an ongoing audit for the delay in an interview with the Associated Press, saying he would release them after that audit is complete.

“There’s nothing to learn from them,” Trump told AP, also saying he doesn’t think voters care about his tax returns.

Opponents have long criticized the billionaire real estate mogul for not releasing his tax returns. Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney said he believes there’s a “bombshell” lurking in Trump’s taxes.

“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,” Romney said in February.

Trump has said he’s hit with audits every year, so he’s in “no rush” to make the returns public.

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  1. No tax returns. No policies. No names of advisers. Etc., etc., etc.
    All there is to go on is Trump’s word and that of his authorized surrogates.
    I doubt Donald would accept conditions like these from a contractor he was considering. Why should We the People accept them from Trump the Applicant?

  2. Well, you’re the boss. Oh wait - you’re not.

    I’d say “You’re fired” but it’s a cliché which I’m saving for November.

  3. The reason is simple.

    Because of tax loopholes for real estate developers, he can legally declare a net income of zero. Zilch.

    Not a penny paid in taxes.

    It’s not a bombshell hiding in his taxes. It’s a nuclear fricking weapon.

  4. Avatar for leeks leeks says:

    …and what is the surprise here? Trump has been lying and cheating his way through life for all his life. His tax returns would show the extent of both lying and cheating on his taxes as well as his overall flawed character.

    Anyone who supports Trump is saying that honesty is an overrated virtue. Winning at any cost is the prime virtue for today’s Republican Party.

    It is shameful.

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