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Washington Post to Trump: If You Want Public's Trust Release Your Taxes

President Trump can win the public’s trust in his administration by finally agreeing to release his past tax returns, according to The Washington Post.

“Mr. Trump ran as the least transparent major-party candidate in modern U.S. history, and he has done little since his victory in November to change that,” the newspaper declared this week in an editorial. “Bucking decades of practice, he refused to release his tax returns, after promising he would do so. His excuses did not wash.” The Post pointed out that even “though (the president’s) recent returns may be under audit, nothing is stopping him from releasing the documents he swore were true when he sent them to the Internal Revenue Service. There is certainly nothing preventing him from releasing returns from earlier years.”

The editorial continued: “If Mr. Trump wants Americans to take his assurances about his international business arrangements seriously, releasing his tax information is the starting point. It may be that, as Mr. Trump has indicated in the past, his tax returns would not shed as much light on his business entanglements as some have suggested. In fact, that is an argument for even more transparency, not less.”

Because Trump is “unique” among U.S. presidents in that he could have various business-related conflicts of interest around the world, he should be required to provide “an unusual level of disclosure,” according to the Post. The newspaper demanded “thorough and complete accounts of how he conducted his business affairs, which he claimed as his central qualification for the presidency, and his positions heading into the White House.”

“Though Mr. Trump announced some worthwhile steps to separate himself from his business empire, they are significantly less valuable if the public does not know what his exposure was before he signed away operations to his sons,” the editorial stated. “We should know what sorts of assets he has in what places, to whom he owes money and at which governments’ pleasure his businesses operate.”

Source: Newsmax
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