Don­ald Trump Re­fuses to Re­veal His Tax Rate: ‘It’s None of Your Busi­ness’

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL - By JOHN SANTUCCI

The pre­sump­tive Repub­li­can nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump con­tin­ued to refuse to re­lease his tax re­turns and de­clined to re­veal his tax rate.

Join­ing “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica” on Fri­day, ABC News’ Ge­orge Stephanopou­los asked Trump what his tax rate is, and Trump sim­ply replied, “It’s none of your busi­ness.

“You’ll see it when I re­lease but I fight very hard to pay as lit­tle tax as pos­si­ble.”

The bil­lion­aire also said he has no for­eign bank ac­counts and em­pha­sized he runs a clean busi­ness.

“I don’t have Swiss bank ac­counts,” he said. “I don’t have off­shore ac­counts.”

Trump went on to say that he doesn’t be­lieve that vot­ers have a right to see his tax re­turns be­fore they vote, but that he would gladly make them pub­lic once the au­dit is over.

Stephanopou­los asked Trump: “Yes or no, do you be­lieve vot­ers have a right to see your tax re­turns be­fore they make a fi­nal de­ci­sion?”

“I don’t think they do. But I do say this, I will re­ally gladly give them,” Trump an­swered, adding he has no prob­lem re­leas­ing them and he hopes it’s be­fore the elec­tion.

Trump also hit out at Demo­cratic front-run­ner Hil­lary Clin­ton, call­ing her a hyp­ocrite.

“I sort of have to laugh when Clin­ton says it. Mrs. Clin­ton said I should give my tax re­turns. What about all the e-mails or miss­ing Gold­man Sachs speeches?” Trump said.

Fresh off his meet­ing with House Repub­li­cans, Trump con­tin­ued to say it was a good meet­ing -- his first with his party’s elected lead­er­ship. “I think there’s cer­tain things we can talk about. I’m not to­tally in­flex­i­ble on things but when it comes to bor­ders we have to have strong bor­ders, ab­so­lutely,” he said.

Trump also weighed in on the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s move to is­sue guid­ance in the form of a let­ter to all U.S. pub­lic schools man­dat­ing they al­low trans­gen­der stu­dents to use the bath­rooms that match their gen­der iden­tity.

“Well, I be­lieve it should be states’ rights and I think the state should make the de­ci­sion,” Trump said. “They’re more ca­pa­ble of mak­ing the de­ci­sion.”

Don­ald Trump ad­dresses not re­leas­ing Tax Re­turns.

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