The Trump campaign told CBS This Morning that they will not release Trump’s taxes, still claiming the audit as an excuse:
THE HILL – A top aide to Donald Trump said Wednesday that the Republican presidential nominee “will not be releasing” his taxes.
“Mr. Trump has said that his taxes are under audit and he will not be releasing them,” Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort told “CBS This Morning.”
“It has nothing to do with Russia, it has nothing to do with any country other than the United States and his normal tax auditing process,” Manafort added.
Trump has pushed back in recent months on calls from Democrats and some Republicans, namely former GOP nominee Mitt Romney, to release his tax returns.
Conservative columnist George Will this week argued Trump doesn’t want to release his taxes because they show “he is deeply involved in dealing with Russia oligarchs.”
“So to be clear, Mr. Trump has no financial relationships with any Russian oligarchs?” CBS’s Norah O’Donnell asked Manafort.
“That’s what he said, that’s what I said,” Manafort responded. “That’s obviously what our position is.”
Did you hear how Manafort bumbled there at the end? He has no idea, he’s just taking Trump’s word for everything.
Remember, last year Trump literally told Hugh Hewitt that he would be releasing his tax returns:
And then when Hewitt asked him about it earlier this year in a debate, Trump immediately attacked Hewitt for having terrible ratings.
Trump has also mocked other candidates, like Mitt Romney, for not initially releasing their taxes:
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) July 27, 2016
Trump is the biggest hypocrite on this issue ever and it will likely aid in him losing the election to Hillary.
This issue isn’t going away and his puny audit excuse isn’t going to protect him. Everyone will continue to speculate that Trump has a bombshell in his tax returns and the issue will only get bigger and bigger until November.