Donald Trump's refusal to release his tax returns is sticking even in the craw of Fox News host Megyn Kelly. She hammered Trump senior advisor Boris Epshteyn for how Trump ripped off the little guy while using the tax code to get richer.
Kelly said,"What about all of the contractors and stockholders who got completely screwed the year that he lost all of that money? He took advantage of it for years thereafter by not paying taxes, but they were hung out to dry.”
As the segment progressed, Boris kept telling Kelly that she was making assumptions with facts about Trump's tax returns and she kept blasting him over Trump's refusal to release them.
Trump surrogates are excellent at shifting topics and blame off of Donald and when Boris tried to equate GM writing off 16 billion dollars in losses, Kelly replied, "But GM is not running for president as a brilliant businessman."
Boris double-talked his way for the entire segment and at one point Kelly had to tell him to move off a talking point because she conceded it already..
"We're skipping that part because we're giving you that point, let's move on."
In the end, Kelly got frustrated at Epshteyn's subterfuge: "What kind of a brilliant business man has losses like that and he may have wound up OK, but he screwed the little guys, the contractors and so on, who didn't get paid, and the stock holders who got paid pennies on the dollar?"
Boris replied, He didn't screw anybody and he made a fortune twice..."
Kelly jumped in and said, "Did he give it back to those people that got screwed?"
Boris changed the subject to how many new jobs Trump created.
"We don't know how much Trump paid because he won't release the tax returns, Boris."
Boris comically replied, "As an attorney, nobody can guess what Mr. Trump is paying."
Kelly said, "Maybe if he would just release the returns we would just know!"
Boris kept making claims without offering up proof and she continued to beat him up until the segment ended.