The public is growing weary of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns. Every presidential nominee for the last forty years has released the information, but Trump has broke with that tradition citing an IRS audit. Trump claims once the audit is completed, he will happily release all of his taxes. However, Trump’s campaign manager states that is not the case.
While making an appearance on CNN Trump’s new campaign boss, Kellyanne Conway, stated Trump would release his taxes after the IRS audit was completed, but then she completely contradicted herself and said Trump wouldn’t release tax information that is not being audited.
Host Dana Bash told Conway that Trump’s tax returns from 2002 to 2008 are not being audited by the IRS, “According to his lawyers, the years 2002 to 2008 are no longer under audit. So would you release those tax returns?”
Conway shot back, “No, I would not. And this entire tax return debate is somewhat confounding to me, in the following sense. I don’t think that it creates one job, gets one more individual who does not have health insurance covered by health insurance, particularly under the disaster that has been Obamacare with these private insurers pulling out our exchanges now and reporting billions of dollars of losses.”
What does the creation of jobs have to do with Trump keeping a campaign promise? Absolutely nothing, but Conway was hired for her ability to deflect facts and change the conversation. The point remains, however, that Trump is breaking a promise to the public. He has stated once the IRS audit was over he would release his tax information. Since he is not being audited from years 2002 to 2008 he has an obligation to release his taxes to the public.
Watch the charade below: