Appearing on Face the Nation on Sunday presidential candidate Ted Cruz said the media is sitting on information about frontrunner Donald Trump that will destroy his campaign.
“I think an awful lot of reporters—I can’t tell you how many media outlets I hear, you know, have this great exposé on Donald, on different aspects of his business dealings or his past, but they said, ‘You know what? We’re going to hold it to June or July,'” Cruz told CBS.
The Republican Senator from Texas mentioned Trump’s tax returns. “As Mitt Romney rightly observed, the fact that Donald won’t hand over his tax returns suggests there’s a bombshell in there,” Cruz said.
In February Mitt Romney said he believes Donald Trump’s tax returns may be his downfall.
“I think we have good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes,” Romney said in an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto.
“Either he’s not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is or he hasn’t been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay, or perhaps he hasn’t been giving money to the vets or to the disabled like he’s been telling us he’s been doing.”
Romney admitted he has no evidence of impropriety.
Asked about his tax returns by debate moderator Wolf Blitzer in February, Trump said he cannot release the documents because of an IRS audit.
“I’m always audited by the IRS, which I think is very unfair—I don’t know, maybe because of religion, maybe because of something else, maybe because I’m doing this, although this is just recently,” he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo during an interview immediately following the debate.
Cruz and Rubio, who have criticized Trump for not releasing his tax information, have so far only provided summaries of their returns. The summaries contain topline figures and not detailed information about the income and financial giving of the two candidates.
Time Magazine tried to tarnish Trump’s reputation when it ran a story by journalist Steven Brill on a lawsuit against the now defunct Trump University. Plaintiffs in a suit alleged they were defrauded by Trump, who owned a 98 percent share in the school. Trump denies any wrongdoing in the case.
“Brill’s investigation appeared in Time magazine in the middle of November, and didn’t receive a lot of fanfare. But the details are striking and Brill sees clear similarities between how Trump University was run and how Trump the candidate is running his presidential campaign,“ reports Reuters.