Donald Trump on His Tax Rate: "It's None of Your Business"
"I have tried very hard to pay as little tax as possible," the presidential candidate says.
Donald Trump had a somewhat feisty interview with George Stephanopoulos on Friday's edition of Good Morning America.
The phone interview seemed to be going fine until Stephanopoulos pressed the presumptive GOP presidential nominee on why he will not release his taxes.
When asked if voters have a right to see his returns before they head to the polls, Trump replied "I don't think they do."
Trump says he is under audit by the IRS, and once that is finished, he will release his returns.
"It should be, and I hope it's before, the election," the billionaire businessman said.
Trump got testy when Stephanopoulos pushed him on his tax rate.
"It's none of your business," said an audibly irritated Trump. "You'll see it when I release [the returns]."
He added, "I have tried very hard to pay as little tax as possible." Trump contended that the government "wastes" tax payers' money and he considers taxes "an expense."
As for details in his return, Trump said he does not have Swiss bank accounts nor other offshore accounts.
Stephanopoulos did point out that previously, Trump did release his returns while under audit when he applied for a casino license.
"It didn't make any difference to me [then], now it does," Trump replied.