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Why Trump won't release tax returns

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During his presidential campaign, Trump became the first major party nominee since 1972 not to release his tax returns -- citing ongoing IRS audits, saying he would do so once those audits were completed.
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He's definitely hiding something then!
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He's definitely hiding something then!
Yes. There must be something irregular if he refuses to show it.
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That's a guilty reaction if ever there was one. What are you hiding trump!
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I agree. We are sure you are hiding something.
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"You know, the only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters, OK? They're the only ones," he said. BUT NO! Everyone!
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Of course he won't. He's taking them to his grave. But on a side note, Wikileaks now says they will find and release them. A bit late but better than never I suppose.
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He won't show his tax returns, won't prosecute Hillary Clinton, won't make Mexico pay for the wall, and instead of draining the swamp appointed billionaires and bankers to his cabinet.
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Kellyanne you are lying again. Trump said he would release his tax returns both: 1) after the election; and 2) after"the audit" was completed. The election is over. We want to see 10 years worth of returns and they cannot all be under audit still. The issue was not"litigated" during the election and it is not going away. We are waiting . . . .
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Donald Trump is a liar. That's all he does. He's been doing it since he began his campaign. Mexico paying for the wall. Clinton being jailed. He said if he won he would release his tax returns. He still has his own jobs over seas. How do people still believe anything that comes outta this guys mouth? I mean, how fckn gullible and blindly loyal can you be??? Fact is, if you had a problem with Clinton's emails then you should have a huge problem with what this dude has been doing. If you don't then you never knew wtf you were talking about in the first place.
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That's because we will learn just what His connections to Russia are; that He has 'yuge' debt; and that His self-proclaimed billions is probably all a sham. In fact, because we don't have an idea of his actual wealth, we won't know how much He will grow His wealth through His Presidency. It's all a cluster muck! Thank you for electing this greed monger into office.
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I expect at some point in the future, there will be either a court case or a congressional investigation into conflicts that will include a subpoena for those tax filings.
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From Jeff Severson (I didn’t write this) Here are some facts: Decide for yourselves 1)Trump owes Blackstone/Bayrock group $560 million dollars (one of his largest debtors and the primary reason he won’t reveal his tax returns) 2) Blackstone is owned wholly by Russian billionaires, who owe their position to Putin and have made billions from their work with the Russian government. 3) Other companies that have borrowed from Blackstone have claimed that owing money to them is like owing to the Russian mob and while you owe them, they own you for many favors. 4) The Russian economy is badly faltering under the weight of its over-dependence on raw materials which as you know have plummeted in the last 2 years leaving the Russian economy scrambling to pay its debts. 5) Russia has an impetus to influence our election to ensure the per barrel oil prices are abo ve $65 (they are currently hovering around $50) 6)Russia can’t affordably get an 80% of its oil reserves and reduce its per barrel costs to compete with America at $45 or Saudi Arabia at $39. With Iranian sanctions being lifted Russia will find another inexpensive competitor increasing production and pushing Russia further down the list of suppliers. As for Iranian sanctions, the 6 countries lifting them allowing Iran to collect on the billions it is owed for pumping oil but not being paid for it. These billions Iran can only get if the Iranian nuclear deal is signed. Trump spoke of ending the deals which would cause oil sales sanctions to be reimposed, which would make Russian oil more competitive. 7) Rex Tillerson (Trump’’s pick for Secretary of State) is the head of ExxonMobil, which is in possession of patented technology that could help Putin extract 45% more oil at a significant cost savings to Russia, helping Putin put money in the Russian coffers to help reconstitute its military and finally afford to mass produce the new and improved systems that It had invented before the Russian economy had slowed so much. 8)Putin cannot get access to these new cost saving technologies OR outside oil field development money, due to US sanctions on Russia, because of its involvement in the Ukrainian civil war. 9) Look for Trump to end sanctions on Russia and to back out of the Iranian nuclear deal, to help Russia rebuild its economy, strengthen Putin and make Tillerson and Trump even richer, thus allowing Trump to satisfy his creditors at Blackstone. 10) With Trump’s fabricated hatred of NATO and the U.N., the Russian military reconstituted, the threat to the Baltic states is real. Russia retaking their access to the Baltic Sea from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and threatening the shipping of millions of cubi feet of natural gas to lower Europe from Scandinavia, allowing Russia to make a good case for its oil and gas being piped into eastern Europe . Sources: Time Magazine, NY Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian UK.
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DT you are a bold face lier ! You have zero credibility with the majority of Americans and it can only improve ! You work for us remember?
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LIAR!!! Anyone with two brain cells in their heads can see that he has something to hide. Journalists, do your jobs! The American people deserve to know.
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Not acceptable, Mr President. Though we were reluctant to let you off the hook from being forthcoming during the election, on the presumption that it protected your privacy regarding legalities, you no longer need our grace. Your tax returns confirm that you do not have conflicts of interest in performing your duties as our president.
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The only people who care about his tax returns are people who want to sniff and complain about how much money he makes so they can start their class warfare b.s. about his wealth. There's no legal requirement for him to release them, so it's none of your business. Stop whining.
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A little reminder for the liberal hypocrites: Obama had his records sealed and Clinton deleted 30,000 emails that were under subpoena.
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Absolutely totally dishonest. He stated on many occasions he would make his tax returns public. I know for a fact I paid more income taxes than Donny and I expect I contributed more to charity than he did. This is an untrustworthy, ethics challenged jerk. I fear for our country and way of life
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I'm trying so hard to support Trump even though I didn't vote for him, but this isn't helping any. Shaking my head. Any Trump supporter would've called BS on this if Obama pulled the same thing. Folks, if he's adamant on not showing tax returns when all his predecessors did before him, that's not a good sign. Please, Trump, show your tax returns so the people that voted for you can't say they're paying taxes for illegals that you're going to be deporting.
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