As we long suspected, the only thing keeping Donald Trump from releasing his tax returns is his own obstinance and deep fear that should he do so, we would all know what an incredible phony he truly is. Matter of fact, Trump just admitted that he could release his returns “immediately,” but said he wants something in return.
Trump told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly he would release his tax returns on one condition:
“(Clinton) has 33,000 emails that she deleted. When is she going to release her emails? She probably knows how to find it. Let her release her emails and I will release my tax returns immediately.”
The GOP nominee–who is trailing badly in key states which will decide the election–also promised (for the millionth time) that he would let us all see his tax returns just as soon as the IRS is finished auditing him:
“When the audit is complete I will release my returns. I have no problem with it. It doesn’t matter.”
Surprisingly, O’Reilly actually pushed back on Trump for saying he would release the records once the audit had been completed:
“People say you can do it while being audited.”
But Trump attempted to sweep that point aside by asserting:
“Nobody would recommend that.”
Trump’s pathetic attempt to once again dodge the issue of releasing his tax returns raises some questions O’Reilly neglected to ask:
- If Clinton’s emails were erased, how in the hell is she supposed to recover them? Trump must be even dumber than we think if he doesn’t understand this basic fact about how computers work.
- If “it doesn’t matter” about the tax returns, then why not release them now and make Clinton look bad in comparison? That might just gain Trump the trust of undecided voters.
What is Trump really hiding in his tax returns? His ties to American and Russian organized crime figures? His actual net worth, which is nowhere near a billion dollars? That he gives almost nothing to charity? Or might it be that we would finally come to know what a con man this dillhole really is?
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org