Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was asked about her boss’ taxes on CNN’s “New Day.”
Host Alisyn Camerota asked Conway when the candidate will release his tax returns. Conway said that Trump will release his taxes when his lawyers advise. Trump’s lawyers are reportedly waiting for the candidate’s audit to be completed.
Camerota questioned if Trump would be willing to produce evidence from the IRS to prove that he was actually under audit, prompting a negative reaction from Conway.
Conway asked Camerota “Are you calling him a liar?” She then pointed to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health and her campaign’s refusal to release her medical records.
Trump has indicated that his tax returns will not be released until after the election, on the basis that they are currently under audit. He also stated that he is not willing to press his lawyers on trying to release his returns early. In an interview, Trump said that “one, the voters don’t actually care about this, and two, there is no new information that would come out of the tax returns.” In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Trump said that his taxes were none of the interviewer’s business.
It’s customary for presidential candidates and their picks for vice president to release their tax returns. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump’s vice presidential choice, has already released his tax returns.
Trump’s tax returns would show his tax rate, donations to charity, and overall income.
Conway continued on to call the line of questioning in Trump’s taxes “badgering,” and pointed again to Clinton.