Trump won't release tax info unless Obama provides birth certificate
April 19th, 2011
11:26 AM ET
12 years ago

Trump won't release tax info unless Obama provides birth certificate

Washington (CNN) – If Donald Trump runs for president, he says he won't release his tax returns unless President Obama releases his birth certificate.

The latest attention-grabbing sound bite from the media mogul came in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos Tuesday, during which Trump was decidedly non-committal on what his policy toward tax disclosure will be. A presidential candidate is not required by election law to disclose tax returns, though most voluntarily do.

"I think I may tie mine into his birth certificate. But I've built a great company," Trump said. "It's a strong company. It's an under-levered company. I've got a lot of cash and a tremendous net worth, far greater than even numbers that you've read."

But Trump added that he will disclose his financial entanglements and net worth - a figure that few have been able to estimate with any confidence.

"I have a great company. I've done a great job. Which if I run, you'll see what a great job. Because I'll do a full disclosure of finances," he said.

Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • President Obama
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  1. NameFuknTBaggers

    This is another nut case out of the GOP's Bloodline! The question is how American is this Idiot anyway when his wives were all mail ordered Immigrants out of foreign bride catalogs.

    Come on and waste all that money you have stolen Donny Boy! You'll Never be Elected or Backed by the Normal citizens of America!.

    April 19, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  2. Jorge

    This guy is a huge JOKER, big clown with an inflamated ego, he is certainly a sucessful businessman but he is not a politician neither material to become a good state man, his arrogant approach will only bring him defeat. we certainly don't need leaders like him . if anything he is just attracting free publicity for his TV show, his business and ultimately his own person, his ego has grown exponentially relative to his net worth.

    April 19, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
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