On Monday, Donald Trump told ABC's David Muir that he still believes that nobody cares about his tax returns except for the press.
"I think people don't care. I don't think anybody cares, except some members of the press.”
It's been a forty-year tradition for all presidential candidates to release their tax returns, Donald. Americans care deeply about this issue, but Trump's refusal to release them only fuels speculation that there is very damaging information contained within them.
Bill and Hillary Clinton has released every tax return since 1997. Tim Kaine and his wife have released ten years of tax returns. All of those are online. And Trump's running mate Mike Pence plans to release his, but at the same time tried to paint Trump's tax returns as some sort of Clinton conspiracy:
“We’ll release all the information on our tax records, Donald Trump will release his tax returns when his audit is done,” Pence said. “But I believe this is all a distraction by many in the media who simply don’t want to focus on this widening scandal around the Clinton Foundation and this pay-to-play program that happened during Hillary Clinton’s years as secretary of state.”
Pence also touted that his tax returns would be a "pretty quick read."
"I’m very pleased to provide our tax returns," Pence said. "You’re going to find out my family’s a middle-class family and that there will be pretty clear evidence that we haven’t profited from our 16 years in and around public life."
“When the audit is done, I’ll release them. I don't know when that's gonna be, it could be soon, it could be not,” Trump said, echoing his VP pick.
As even the media has said, Mike. Candidates have been releasing their tax returns for decades so how is this a nefarious plot?
And, as usual, reality disputes Trump's idiotic claim that "nobody cares."
In a new Monmouth poll, Americans care, very much if Trump releases his tax returns.
A new Monmouth University poll shows 62% of voters think it’s either very important or somewhat important to them that candidates release their returns; some 54%of Clinton supporters think it’s very important. Thirty-six percent of voters, however, say it’s not important.
Trump has even refused to release previous tax returns that are not being audited.
What is he hiding?