Under continuing pressure from the GOP and especially Mitt Romney, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is still refusing to release his tax returns, stating that he is still “under routine audit.” He added in an interview with the AP that “there’s nothing to learn from them.”
In a 2015 interview Trump promised to release his tax returns as he “was very proud of his financials” and of course bragged of his “phenomenal net worth.”
Trump has refused to release his tax returns, saying that he is under audit, and will release them when the audit is over. CNN described it as “highly unlikely” that Trump will release the documents if he stands by this policy. Trump does not seem concerned as he told the AP “One, the voters don’t actually care about this, and two, there is no new information that would come out of the tax returns.”
For Trump to say that no information would come from them is ludicrous. There is a giant question mark about Trump’s income, tax rate, business practices and his donations to charities that we only have his word for right now. Seeing as how you’re reading a blog called “What Donald Trump Lied About Yesterday” there is some doubt as to the veracity of his word.
His tweet said that he would release them after the audit, not after the election. What if the audit takes until November? He is being audited back to 2009 and with hundreds of companies, shell companies, properties and investments it will be a very intense process, unlikely to wrap up before November. His taxes from 2008 and before are not under audit, yet Trump also refuses to release those as well.
The IRS has publicly stated that there is nothing keeping Trump from releasing his own tax documents.