President Donald Trump Comically Claimed His Tax Returns Are Unknowable
A day after an Election Day that saw the Republican Party lose ground in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump presided over a wild press conference.
Now that the House of Representatives is controlled by Democrats, more and more attention is being paid to the fact that subpoena power is also controlled by the Democrats. In light of this, ABC News White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl brought up the subject of Trump’s tax returns again.
ABC News' @jonkarl: "Point blank. Democrats go after your tax returns, will you try to block that?"
President Trump: "Look, as I've told you, they're under audit, they have been for a long time, they're extremely complex, people wouldn't understand them" https://t.co/lUtqlAEMC2 pic.twitter.com/mJFlHWd39t
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) November 7, 2018
In any case, the president said Wednesday that “[P]eople don’t understand tax returns.” And, as the New York Post noted, Trump is the first president in decades not to release his tax returns. Nor is there an IRS regulation preventing him from doing so.