Please, don't ever challenge Donald Trump with facts, especially when it comes to his tax returns. The Republican presumptive presidential nominee joined ABC' Good Morning America and got into a lengthy and heated argument with George Stephanopoulos on the topic of Trump's tax returns.
After battling over the reason why Trump is still refusing to release his tax returns, Stephanopoulos asked him what his tax rate is and Trump said, "It's none of your business."
The Daily Show issued a nickname for Trump called, #WeakDonald and it seems to fit after watching this interview.
Trump's still using his IRS tax audit as an excuse for refusing to release his tax returns, but as NPR reported, "An NPR fact check from February found that there was no law that prohibited the release of tax returns that were under audit."
"Weak Donald" hemmed and hawed his way through over five minutes of tough questions from GMA.
Trump complained that he always gets audited, but none of his rich friends do.
George shot back, "As you know Mr. Trump, the audit is no excuse, the IRS has made it very clear that an audit is not a bar to public release, it is entirely your choice. President Nixon, released his returns even though he was under audit and when you were seeking a casino license, you released the returns to the state officials even though you were under audit."
Trump still maintained his ridiculous tax audit excuse.
Trump tried to claim that not every presidential candidate had released their tax returns and Stephanopoulos told him that since 1976, every one had, even Richard Nixon released his returns while his was also being audited by the IRS.
"Weak Donald" then tried to skate the issue by bringing up Clinton's emails and transcripts, but that has nothing to do with the release of tax returns.
He even attacked Stephanopoulos for being a former Clintonite, "I know she’s a good friend of yours, and I know you worked for her and you didn’t reveal it."
Trump also said, "I don’t have Swiss bank accounts. I don’t have offshore accounts."
Steph continued, “Yes or no, do you believe voters have a right to see your tax returns before they make a final decision?”
“I don't think they do. But I do say this, I will really gladly give them,” Trump replied, while simultaneously insisting he didn't have to release them.
This was a very tough interview for Trump and he looked very weak, indeed.
I loved that Trump used Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, the former Sarah Palin stalker, as a reason why he shouldn't release his tax returns, too.
UPDATE: Greg Sargent explains Trump's braggadocio on why he says he tries to pay as little as possible on his taxes.