Donald Trump refuses to release his tax returns for at least a couple of months. By the time he does, IF he does, it will be after he secures the nomination. His excuse is that it takes time because they’re “complex.” Considering that past returns are a matter of record that are filed and can be transmitted in minutes, his hope is that you’re too stupid to find this peculiar.
We’re not talking about his current tax returns. That would be a complex undertaking since they’re likely “in progress.” However, last year’s and previous returns must be kept in quick and easy transfer mode at all times because he’s an active developer. His returns have likely been transmitted and examined dozens of times over the last few years in order for him to receive the types of loans that he’s accustomed to receiving on a regular basis.
There is something in them that he doesn’t want anyone to know. There is absolutely, positively no reason for him to hide them from the public otherwise. He talks about his wealth at every campaign event. What has he done that would be so damaging to his campaign that he refuses to release them?
It’s sad that Mitt Romney was the first major figure to bring it up. His own tax returns were delayed for a while when he ran in 2012, so his credibility on the issue is limited. Will anyone else call out the obvious? Will a reporter or one of his competitors have the gumption to demand his returns? What about a citizen group or voter watchdog? Why is nobody making a fuss about this? Is his networth far below his claims? Are his charitable activities minimal as many have speculated? Is he hiding investments in Mexico or China by using his private taxes rather than his companies’ public disclosure sources? As Romney says, there’s likely a bombshell or two in his returns. There’s no other reason for him to be so adamant about hiding them from voters.
Any discerning voter would demand for his returns to be released and scrutinized before voting for him. His reputation of straight talk is at risk, but he’s laying down a very thick smokescreen of excuses as to why he can’t release them. Unfortunately, at least one of them is a lie; if his past returns were so complex that he couldn’t release them easily, he wouldn’t be in business today. We’re looking at lies on top of lies but apparently nobody’s willing to confront him on it.
We are going to find out just how gullible the Republican voters are on March 1. We know there is a 100% certainty he’s hiding something in his tax returns that would derail his campaign. Otherwise, he would have released them already. Wake up America. You can’t be stupid enough to vote for this diabolical man.