Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for US president, says voters do not have the right to see his tax returns.
“It’s none of your business,” Trump said in an interview with ABC News on Friday, when he was pressed on what tax rate he pays. “You’ll see it when I release, but I fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible.”
“I don’t think they do,” Trump said, when asked if voters have a right to see his tax returns before the general election in November. “But I do say this, I will really gladly give them.”
The remarks signal that the billionaire developer from New York has little intention of disclosing verifiable details of his income, breaking a four-decade tradition among major party presidential nominees.
Trump has said that he will release his 2009-2014 tax returns as soon as a “routine” audit is complete. Nevertheless, has not disclosed previous returns that are no longer under any kind of audit.