Look at this, Daddy’s Boy is defending his father’s refusal to release his tax returns!
Eric Trump, the son of Donald Trump, said on CNBC Wednesday that it would be “foolish” to release his father’s tax returns while he is under audit by the government. Trump said, “There is no tax attorney in the world who will tell you to release your tax returns while you’re under a standard routine audit. It would never happen. I mean, anybody who thinks that is in la la land.” (NOT TRUE)
Trump added, “You would have a bunch of people who know nothing about taxes trying to look through and trying to come up with assumptions on something they know nothing about. It would be foolish to do.”
The IRS stated that individuals are not prohibited from sharing tax information while being audited. There is even precedent for doing so…President Richard Nixon released his tax returns during an audit. Furthermore, there is nothing stopping Trump from releasing previous returns for years not currently under audit, such as 2014, 2013, etc.
Many Trump supporters have called on Trump to release his tax returns. Roger Stone, a sociopathic Republican political operative and current Trump surrogate, called on the businessman to release his returns “immediately.” And in a New York Times op-ed earlier this month, Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina (and famous for his Appalachian “hike”) warned that his support of Trump will “in part be driven by whether Mr. Trump keeps his word that he will release his tax records.”
But Eric Trump remained steadfast that Donald Trump should keep his tax returns hidden. He denied allegations that his father was involved with the mob, and argued that a person’s assets, not their tax rate, tax write-offs or charitable deductions, mattered more to the public. I would love to know where he got that information, as Trump’s tax rate, tax write-offs and charitable deductions is EXACTLY what we want to see. We all know he isn’t worth the $10 billion he purports.
Trump concluded, “I also hear these conspiracy theories all the time. You don’t learn that much from a tax return in all fairness. I heard someone the other day, ‘Trump has ties to the mob. If he released his tax returns you would clearly see that.’ Are you guys kidding me? You learn a lot more when you look at a person’s assets. You know how many hotels we have around the world? You know how many golf courses we have around the world?”
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