the president of the United States, Donald Trump is a big fat liar. Especially when it comes to releasing his taxes.
Here’s how it went down:
MSNBC – 2014
“If I decide to run for office I’ll produce my tax returns. Absolutely,” he said.
Meet The Press 1/24/16
“We’re working on that now. I have big returns, as you know, and I have everything all approved and very beautiful and we’ll be working that over in the next period of time,” he says, using words that no one would ever be able to pin him to.
“This is not, like, a normal tax return,” he, like, brags, but then admits something most politicians should be shameful about. “I try to pay as little tax as possible because I hate what they do with my tax money.”
GOP Debate, Houston 2/25/16
“As far as my return, I want to file it, except for many years, I’ve been audited every year,” Trump says. “Twelve years or something like that. Every year, they audit me, audit me, audit me… I will absolutely give my return, but I’m being audited now for two or three [years’ worth] now so I can’t.”
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen calls bullshit 2/26/16
“From our standpoint, if you’re being audited, and you want to do something else, share that information with your returns, you can do that,” Koskinen says, adding that if you are being audited for multiple years at a time, something is truly fishy with your taxes.
Trump says they probably won’t be revealed before the election 5/11/16
“There’s nothing to learn from them,” Trump told the AP. He also said he doesn’t believe voters are interested.
“Now, I hope [the audit] gets finished soon. And if it gets finished soon, I put it out immediately because there’s nothing there. But until you get finished, you won’t,” he said.
Good Morning America 5/13/16
George Stephanapaosdpfpiopilous asks him what his tax rate is.
“It’s none of your business, you’ll see it when I release. But I fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible,” Trump said.
“I don’t think [the people care], but I do say this: I will really gladly give them. They’re not going to learn anything, but it’s under routine audit,” Trump said. “You learn very little from tax returns.”
“I’ll tell you right now: I do not. I don’t have Swiss bank accounts, I don’t have offshore, I have a very, very clean company,” Trump said, which of course means he has several Swiss bank accounts, offshore, and a very dirty company. We know this because he has a serious problem being a dirty liar. Especially about his taxes.
Presidential Debate 9/26/16
Trump says he will release his taxes if Hillary releases the emails she deleted.
ABC This Week today/2017
His senior advisor, who earlier in the day defended lying, told the talk show, “the White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns,” Kellyanne Conway said.
“We litigated this all through the election. People didn’t care,” she said. “They voted for him, and let me make this very clear: Most Americans are very focused on what their tax returns will look like while President Trump is in office, not what his look like.”
Oh really, Kellyanne? Currently there is a petition with over 100,000 signatures of Americans who think he should release his taxes. Not since 1972 has a presidential candidate refused to reveal his taxes.