WASHINGTON Show us your tax returns, Trump told
UNITED States billionaire Warren Buffett challenged Donald Trump to release his tax returns, something which the Republican presidential candidate has so far resisted.
Mr Trump has said he won’t release the documents because he is under audit, which Mr Buffett – one of the world’s richest men – suggested is a weak excuse.
“Now I’ve got news for him – I’m under audit, too,” Mr Buffett said, speaking at a Hillary Clinton rally in Nebraska. “You’re only afraid if you got something to be afraid about.
“He’s afraid because of you,” Mr Buffett told the attendees.
Mr Buffett suggested he and Mr Trump meet “any place, any time” before election day to publicly go over their tax records together.
The business magnate also sharply criticised Mr Trump for a recent dispute with the parents of a fallen Muslim American soldier.
Pakistani immigrant Khizr Khan galvanised the Democratic National Convention with a tribute to his dead son in which he rebuked the Republican nominee for having “sacrificed nothing” for the country.
In an interview aired on ABC on July 31, Mr Trump insisted he had made “a lot of sacrifices” for the US.
Mr Buffett declared otherwise: “Donald Trump and I haven’t sacrificed anything,” he said.
“How in the world can you stand up to a couple of parents who have lost a son and talk about sacrificing because you were building a bunch of buildings?” –
Donald Trump insists he has made many sacrifices for the nation.