I might release tax returns when I’m out of office, says Trump

I might release tax returns when I'm out of office, says Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump’s tax returns might be published after all, but not until after he leaves office, the president said in an interview published Thursday.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with teachers, school administrators and parents in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 14, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

“Maybe I’ll release them after I’m finished, because I’m very proud of them actually,” Trump told the Economist.

Trump maintained in the interview that only journalists care about his tax returns, which first arose as an issue during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump, a multibillionaire real estate mogul, has consistently refused to release his tax returns, which would shed light on his personal wealth, charitable contributions and debts.

He said he can’t release them because they are being audited, a claim which he repeated in the interview with the Economist.

The magazine asked whether Trump would put releasing his tax returns on the table in negotiations with Congress about a tax reform bill he aims to push through.

Trump responded by saying it was an “interesting question,” first answering “I doubt it,” but then, later in the interview, saying he would “never consider it as part of a deal,” according to a transcript posted at the Economist’s website.

He said he believed that would be “unfair” and “disrespectful of the importance of this deal.”

Opposition Democrats are demanding transparency in order to know the extent to which Trump might benefit from the tax plan he wants to push through.



  1. The USA has become a global laughing stock courtesy of Republicans and white supremacists.The highest democracy is fast becoming a pseudo dictatorship.The tragedy to Americans is that nothing seems to be happening except childish and insult-laden twits from the president of the world’s capital.
    How can you make America great by building a deranged wall,jailing Clinton,reverse tax in favour of the rich,replace the tested ObamaCare with an mediocre and crack-headed Medicare hurriedly put together for political reason.
    If Obama had been this petty America would’ve been history in eight years.

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