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Conway: Trump Won't Release His Taxes

| by Ray Brown

President Donald Trump will not release his income taxes, breaking a promise he made during the presidential campaign to release the long-awaited information once an IRS audit was completed.

“The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns,” said Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, according to Bloomberg. “We litigated this all through the election. People didn’t care. They voted for him.”

In an interview with ABC's “This Week with George Stephanapolous,” Conway said people are more concerned about their own taxes than they are about a billionaire real estate mogul-turned president of the United States.

“People want to know they will get tax relief,” she said.

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WikiLeaks, which released troves of Democratic National Committee emails and transcripts of former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's speeches to Wall Street firms during the campaign in a move that some Democrats have blamed for Clinton's loss, blasted Trump for not releasing his tax forms.

“Trump’s breach of promise over the release of his tax returns is even more gratuitous than Clinton concealing her Goldman Sachs transcripts,” WikiLeaks said on Twitter.

The hacker collective also urged anybody with access to Trump's tax information to send them in.

But Trump has continued to insist that the general public is not concerned about his tax returns.

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"You know, the only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters, OK?” Trump said in a Jan. 11 press conference, according to NPR. “They're the only ones ... I won. I mean, I became president. No, I don't think they care at all. I don't think they care at all. I think you care."

Sources: Bloomberg, NPR, WikiLeaks/Twitter / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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