Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, September 17, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he believes presidential candidates should disclose their tax records. Hillary Clinton has released hers going back to the 1970s. Donald Trump has not released any, despite promising multiple times to do so. Ryan said, "I released mine. I think we should release our returns, I'll leave it to him when to do it." Donald Trump Jr. said this week his father should not release his returns because the public would scrutinize them. "Because 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 (his father's) main message," Trump, Jr. said.

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Another request to release Trump's tax returns? Has it been fifteen minutes already?

#1 | Posted by visitor_ at 2016-09-17 09:35 AM | Reply

I have to agree with Paul Ryan though that makes me a little nauseous.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2016-09-17 09:44 AM | Reply

Yawn.

#3 | Posted by CalifChris at 2016-09-17 11:24 AM | Reply

Trump needs to quit lying to the American People and treating us like children and release his tax returns.

Transparency Mr Trump.

Transparency.

Google it.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-09-17 12:40 PM | Reply

Trump, knows very well, that releasing those returns will do more damage than good to his campaign.

#5 | Posted by nutcase at 2016-09-17 12:57 PM | Reply

They will show that he pays no taxes, he likely claims charity giving that he does not make and they will show he is up to his ass in debt to the bank of China and to Russian Oligarchs.

For the Trumpeteers it'll be a yawn, but hopefully for thinking Americans it will help to tip the balance away from Donald Taft Drumpf.

#6 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2016-09-17 02:42 PM | Reply

"Because 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 (his father's) main message," Trump, Jr. told the Tribune-Review in Pennsylvania in a piece published Wednesday.

What "main message" is there, exactly, to detract from?

Releasing them will only put in writing what we already know through his words-that Trump is a lying shyster who's entire "brand" is a hollow facade of bulls---.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2016-09-17 03:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

a little late, don'tcha think? He ain't gonna do it. His supporters think his combover and face both are golden.

#8 | Posted by e1g1 at 2016-09-17 03:07 PM | Reply

Somewhere in the IRS there is someone mulling over a moral quandary that is near retirement.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2016-09-17 04:44 PM | Reply

Trump has every reason to keep his tax returns a secret. Foremost, of course, is that it's too risky for all of his foreign entanglements to know too much about him. He has to protect his brand, even though it may be teetering on the brink due to over-leveraging.

The other reason is that he is anticipating losing this election. In such case, public disclosure of his tax returns would serve him no good purpose.

He has said that he will release his tax return after he is elected. However, I wouldn't count on that either because by then the public has lost any leverage to force him to do that. He'd just laugh in your face.

There's no doubt in my mind that there are many secrets in Donald's life that would immediately disqualify him from the presidency ~ and there's no chance whatsoever that we'll ever know what they are.

We have to make our judgment calls ~ not on what he says but on what he doesn't want us to know. If ever there was a huge red flag about a Trump presidency, this is the biggest one of all. Keeping secrets from people you are asking to trust you is never a good sign.

We've had all the warning signs. Pay attention or pay the price of making a huge mistake.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-17 10:14 PM | Reply

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There are two important things I've learned in my business life. Never trust or believe anybody who says "Trust me" or "Believe me."

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-17 10:18 PM | Reply

"Trump has every reason to keep his tax returns a secret."

It would be political suicide and the Rodhamites know it. The MSM, 95% in the tank for Rodham, would talk about nothing else but Trump's tax returns for the rest of the campaign. Every day would a headline for Rodham surrogates like the Washington Post to post headlines..."Trump taxes reveal...bla bla bla.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2016-09-17 10:21 PM | Reply

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You say that like it's a bad thing.

Of course Donald's tax returns would be red meat for the MSM. They've waited so long.

But it's never going to happen. Trump has nothing to gain and everything to lose.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-09-17 10:56 PM | Reply

Trump should release his tax returns on his own time.. He should release them when Hillary releases the 30,000 emails.

#14 | Posted by RIVERRAT2284 at 2016-09-18 08:07 AM | Reply

Trump should release his tax returns on his own time.

Absolutely.

Trump is a special outsider, so norms and traditions don't apply to him at all.

Forget the fact that he's a lying conman who's probably hiding something. It's easier to lie to yourself about the nature of the turd you're voting for if you simply don't know the information.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2016-09-18 11:44 AM | Reply

Trump should release his tax returns or else his supporters should stop being sychophants who don't demand any transparency whatsoever. His supporters don't have any convictions, they are idiots who want to believe his lies so badly that they don't have enough courage to demand anything from him. That's just sad. I feel sorry for such weak willed morons.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2016-09-18 12:06 PM | Reply

This reminds me so much of the 2000 election when George W. Bush wasn't elected but did still get awarded the Presidency. What a disaster that turned out to be, Trump will make that look good.

#17 | Posted by danni at 2016-09-18 12:07 PM | Reply

Ryan should tear down the wall around his castle.

#18 | Posted by Sniper at 2016-09-19 09:06 AM | Reply

"...asking questions that would detract from (his father's) main message," Trump, Jr. said."

Using that logic, why would a President Trump release his tax returns?

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-09-19 09:38 AM | Reply

"...asking questions that would detract from (his father's) main message," Trump, Jr. said."

The truth always detracts from the lies.

#20 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-09-19 10:09 AM | Reply

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