It’s the issue that will not go away for the Donald Trump campaign: His still unreleased tax returns. And today on The View, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway got one hell of a grilling from the hosts.
Whoopi Goldberg got things started by asking Conway:
“Where are his damn tax returns? What is Donald Trump hiding by not releasing that information?… I want to know since every other president has had to do it, where are the tax returns?”
To that inquiry, Conway trotted out Talking Point #1: The Orange Menace is being audited. But Goldberg was having none of it, exclaiming:
Conway then dialed up Talking Point #2: No one cares what’s in Donald Trump’s tax returns. She then added:
“Everyone in America wants to know what their tax return will look like under a President Trump and a President Clinton.”
But Goldberg wasn’t buying that diversionary tactic, either, directly asking Conway:
“What is he hiding?”
Clearly perturbed that she had not been able to talk her way out of the issue, Conway replied:
“He’s not hiding anything!”
That’s easy enough to prove. All Trump has to do is release the tax returns and let us all see for ourselves exactly what he’s worth, who he owes money to, and how much he really gives to charity. Until he does, millions of us are gonna think he’s not being totally honest. Add that to the fact that he’s mentally disturbed, and you have two disqualifying issues.
Here’s the confrontation on “The View”: