In a remarkable interview Friday, the presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump refused to play ball with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos when the anchor asked him to speak about his tax returns.
Trump rounded on Stephanopoulos, telling him it was ‘none of your business’ and noting that he formerly worked for the Clintons.
“What the financials don’t show also is your tax rate, they don’t show whether you paid a low tax rate or no tax rates,” Stephanopoulos said, prompting Trump to slam wasteful government spending.
“They take our tax money and they throw it down the drain,” Trump said. “They spend $4 trillion in the Middle East and we can’t fix a road or a bridge and I fight very hard.”
” I consider it an expense because, frankly, our country doesn’t know what they’re doing with our tax money and that’s part of the problem. So, I fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible.” Trump added.
Stephanopoulos continued to press Trump, claiming that Trump has repeatedly promised to release his tax returns to no avail.
“I first asked you about this in 2011 and you said you would release your tax returns then—you were thinking of running for President—when President Obama releases his birth certificate. He did,” Stephanopoulos said.
“Then you said you would release your tax returns when Secretary Clinton releases her emails. She has turned over all the emails in her possession.”
“She didn’t turn over all. There’s plenty missing. I read yesterday where there are a lot of emails missing.” Trump hit back.
It was revealed last year that Stephanopoulos made an undisclosed $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation, a matter Trump didn’t hesitate to bring up.
“I know she’s a good friend of yours, and I know you worked for them and you didn’t reveal it, but, you know, she did not turn over her emails. There are a lot of emails missing,” Trump said.
“There were emails from her staffers missing. She turned over the emails she has,” Stephanopoulos claimed.
“There were emails missing all over the place. The whole thing is a scam. There are emails missing all over the place,” Trump fiercely responded.
Trump said he would make his tax returns public after the IRS has finished auditing him,
“I sort of have to laugh when Clinton says it, Mrs. Clinton said I should give my tax what about all the emails or missing Goldman Sachs speeches. When is she going to give that?” Trump urged.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com