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Ryan: Trump Should Release Tax Returns

Even established Republicans like Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) want Donald Trump to release his tax returns to the American public.

The Hill reports:


Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday said that Donald Trump should release his tax information to the public.

When asked about releasing his own taxes in 2012, Ryan said that Trump should release his tax documents whenever the right time comes.

“I did release my returns. I’ll defer to Donald Trump as to when he thinks the appropriate time to release his returns. I know he is under audit, and he has an opinion on when to release those and I’ll defer to him on that,” Ryan, the 2012 vice presidential nominee, said during his weekly press briefing.

“I released mine. I think he should release his. I’ll leave it to him when to do it.”

Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday said that his father’s presidential campaign will likely not release the tax returns for fear that doing so would derail Trump’s message.

“He’s got a 12,000-page tax return that would create … financial auditors out of every person in the country, asking questions that would detract from [Trump’s] main message,” Trump Jr. said.

The GOP nominee has maintained that he will not release his tax return while he is being audited by the IRS.
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