If there’s nothing to hide, why won’t Trump release his tax returns? Republicans, from John McCain and Paul Ryan to Trump’s own UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, think he should.
Posted by Need To Impeach on Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Republicans have called on Donald Trump to release his tax returns.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ): I’ve said all along, I thought that every candidate for president should disclose their tax returns.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “He can release past years’ tax returns. He can do it tomorrow. He doesn’t want to do it because presumably there’s something in there that is bad. If there’s nothing, release them tomorrow.”
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT): “If you’re going to run and try to become the president of the United States, you’re gonna have to open up your kimono and show everything: your tax returns, your medical records. You’re just gonna have to do that. It’s too important.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan: “I did release my returns. I’ll defer to Donald Trump as to when he thinks the appropriate time to release his returns. I know he’s under an audit. He’s got an opinion about when to release those, I’ll defer to him on that … I released mine. I think we should release ours.”
Nikki Haley, Trump’s UN Ambassador: “I’m an accountant. I can tell you there is no audit that precludes you from showing your tax return. Donald Trump, show us your tax return!”
As president, Donald Trump has lowered taxes for himself — at the expense of millions of Americans — and advocated for subsidies and policies that favor his business interests across the country. He refuses to release his own tax returns. What is he hiding?