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Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Latest Defense Of Trump Not Publishing His Tax Returns Is Her Most Ridiculous Yet

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President Donald Trump is doing absolutely everything within his power to prevent anyone from seeing his tax returns. Bucking an established trend for Presidents and even presidential candidates, Trump has flat out refused to show the public his financial documents. He claims that this is because his taxes are conveniently being audited, but he has now held the high office of President of the United States and leader of the free world for well over two years, and is still refusing to give any ground on this. It is only reasonable to conclude that he has a huge amount to hide here.

As has been the case for much of the past two and a bit years, the President has decided on his position here and is refusing to budge, and he is simply sending out his cronies to defend him in the press, in spite of the fact that his position is completely indefensible. That is exactly what happened when White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was invited onto Fox News to try to somehow explain the tax returns fiasco:

HOST, BEN WALLACE: Will the president demand that the IRS not turn over his tax returns or will he live — this is I think pretty close to yes or no — will he live with what whatever the IRS decides?

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: The president has been clear from the beginning, as long as his taxes are under audit, he’s not going to release them. He’s also filled out hundreds of pages and financial disclosures. I think —

WALLACE: Will he tell the IRS not to release them though?

SANDERS: We’ll have to see what happens on that front. But the president has been clear. This issue has even been litigated. We went through it in 2016. But one of the biggest things that I think people aren’t seeing is the fact that the only reason that the Oversight Committee has the ability to request someone’s taxes or for the purpose of determining policy. This has nothing to do with whether or not they’re going to determine policy. This is all about political partisanship.

This is a dangerous, dangerous road and frankly, Chris, I don’t think Congress, particularly not this group of congressmen and women, are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trumps taxes will be. My guess is most of them don’t do their own taxes and I certainly don’t trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything. He has filled out hundreds of pages in a financial disclosure form.

This whole episode cannot end well for Trump.


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