Saturday, February 27, 2016

Donald Trump’s Tax Return Dodge

He shoots the messenger—us—for asking to see his ‘beautiful’ returns.
Donald Trump didn’t become the favorite for the Republican presidential nominee without having political talent—not least his ability to unleash a torrent of verbiage that ducks a question. If he loses in the end, the guy should start up Trump Political School.
Consider the businessman’s response Sunday to a question about when he would release his tax returns, as he has already promised to do. George Stephanopoulos of ABC’s “This Week” quoted our Saturday editorial calling on Mr. Trump to release his returns “so Republicans can know what they’re voting for.”
Mr. Stephanopoulos: “Will you release them by Super Tuesday? Don’t Republican voters have a right to know?”
Mr. Trump erupted in that now-familiar and calculated way in which he pretends he is the victim of a great injustice:
“Well, first, no, I won’t. No, no, no, I won’t. I’m working on it. We’re working on, they’re massive. You saw pictures of me. But let me tell you about The Wall Street Journal. I have no respect whatsoever for The Wall Street Journal. I don’t think they know what they’re doing.
“They have taken me on so much it’s so ridiculous. Every day, editorials, bad editorials, and they had a poll come out, which was so wrong. I said they should fire their pollster and they should fire their editorial staff because I think these are people that don’t know what they’re doing.
“I don’t even want to read it very much anymore. They’re so wrong.”
So Mr. Trump shouldn’t have to release his tax returns because he says The Wall Street Journal doesn’t like him. ...
Read the rest of this WSJ editorial HERE.

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