Mitt Romney Tears Down Donald Trump For Not Releasing Taxes: ‘Bombshell Of Unusual Size’
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has blasted Donald Trump in a scathing post on Facebook, calling Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns “disqualifying.”
Romney suggested that the reason the GOP presumptive presidential nominee is withholding this information to the American people six months before the election is because it’s a “bombshell of unusual size.”
Mitt Romney wrote:
It is disqualifying for a modern-day presidential nominee to refuse to release tax returns to the voters, especially one who has not been subject to public scrutiny in either military or public service. Tax returns provide the public with its sole confirmation of the veracity of a candidate’s representations regarding charities, priorities, wealth, tax conformance, and conflicts of interest. Further, while not a likely circumstance, the potential for hidden inappropriate associations with foreign entities, criminal organizations, or other unsavory groups is simply too great a risk to ignore for someone who is seeking to become commander-in-chief.
Mr. Trump says he is being audited. So? There is nothing that prevents releasing tax returns that are being audited. Further, he could release returns for the years immediately prior to the years under audit. There is only one logical explanation for Mr. Trump’s refusal to release his returns: there is a bombshell in them. Given Mr. Trump’s equanimity with other flaws in his history, we can only assume it’s a bombshell of unusual size.
(Anticipating inquiries regarding my own tax release history, I released my 2010 tax returns in January of 2012 and I released my 2011 tax returns as soon as they were completed, in September of 2012.)
Yeah, I wondered why Trump doesn’t release his tax returns when he wants everyone else to do so.