Now that evidence has risen to show Donald Trump’s audit is not as wide in scope as he led the public to believe, in that he is only being audited from 2009 to 2015, he is receiving much-deserved backlash to release his taxes. The Republican presidential nominee’s son, Eric, attempted to come to his rescue on CNBC to make the case why his father won’t release this taxes.
Eric 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.” He went on to say, “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.”
Apparently, the younger Trump should crack open a history book before he opens his mouth as if he did he’d know President Richard Nixon released his taxes while he was being audited by the IRS. Facts don’t matter to the Trumps. The heir to The Donald’s fortune was steadfast in his defense, even going so far as to ridicule individuals demanding the release of taxes. He said, “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?”
Well, there you have it. Donald Trump shouldn’t release his taxes because “you don’t learn much from a tax return.” Instead Eric Trump believes the public should merely look at the various real estate holdings of the family because that makes sense. The argument presented is so incoherent, and so lacking of logic it will go down as one of the dumbest rationalizations of all time.
Watch some of the babbling incoherency below: