McEnany Says Trump’s Tax Returns Will be Public After Audit

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said this week that President Donald Trump’s taxes are still under audit and that Trump will release his taxes once the audit is finished.

In Thursday’s White House press briefing, McEnany said, “The president’s taxes are still under audit.” However, she could not immediately name which years are under audit.

NBC’s Peter Alexander noted that Trump is able to release his taxes, despite the audit, and asked why the public shouldn’t believe that Trump is trying to hide something in his taxes. McEnany responded, “First, let me note something, the taxes are under audit he said he would release them when they are no longer under audit.”

McEnany’s assertion that Trump will release his taxes once they’re no longer under audit comes on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that found that a district attorney in New York can subpoena Trump’s longtime accounting firm.

Trump has been promising for years that he would release his taxes. In 2016, he said a number of times that he would release his taxes and long before that, in 2011, Trump said that “maybe” he would release his taxes if President Barack Obama released his birth certificate.

At that time, Trump said, “Maybe I’m going to do the tax returns when Obama does his birth certificate. I may tie my tax returns, I’d love to give my tax returns, I may tie my tax returns into Obama’s birth certificate.” Obama released his birth certificate a week later.

Then in a 2016 presidential debate, Trump said that he would release his tax returns after they are no longer under audit, saying “I’m under a routine audit, and it’ll be released, and as soon as the audit is finished it will be released.”

Trump made history as the first president in the modern era not to release his tax returns and the Internal Revenue Service has said that Trump can release his taxes despite an audit. Former President Richard Nixon released his taxes while they were under audit.

Responses

  1. It’s true that almost no Republicans voiced any displeasure with Trump when he announced he would not disclose his tax returns. They expected he would, right up to the point he said he wouldn’t. The first president in 50 years to not do so. Plenty of Democrats did at the time, but it turns out there’s no law requiring it, and Trump says screw custom, I can do whatever I can get away with. That’s our President.

  2. “President Trump was elected the first time and no one saw or cared about his tax returns.” Cherl

    That is a blatant lie, Cherl, and you are trying to gaslight us with it. Please, don’t try that again.

  3. President Trump was elected the first time and no one saw or cared about his tax returns. Same is true this time. There is no law that they be disclosed. It’s just another Democrat ruse. Pelosi was so smug as she interpreted her take on the DOJ ruling. Biden won’t debate unless they’re disclosed. That’s showing them!! Dems are looking for any excuse to get him out of it.

  4. I guess that when the audit is complete, Trump will breath a heavy sigh of relief, and will pass his tax records on to the Easter Bunny, who will read them national TV.

    I suppose you detect my sarcasm here! Because there ain’t no Easter Bunny! And Trump will never release those records!

  5. Old, old news Bobby. And that wasn’t ‘Obama’, but a rogue IRS which —-surprise! —was skeptical about conservative claims, since much of the scheisster cheats come from the so-called ‘conservative’ corporate classes. Who could blame them.
    Meanwhile all this b.s. about a corrupt Obama administration is merely overt racism being hidden under the veneer of giving a damn about corruption. What’s corrupt is the Grand Old Party. The sake party I left when they latched onto a scumbag conman scammer in 2016.

  6. Omg Birdy! We had a birther-ist amongst us! S/he likely thinks the world is flat, the Apollo moon landing was faked, and 9/11 was an inside job.
    Geez. Why does this journal attract such nincompoops.

  7. Seriously? The president of our falling behind nation, nothing not to take serious when you have kids/grandkids. The man himself, an abominable joke.

  8. Well, Camille, I’m proud of you for finally taking President Trump seriously.

  9. Since Obama’s birth certificate was created/revised/redacted, and America has chosen to accept his ridiculous document as valid, he has set the precedent for all future Presidents to be equally creative with their personal documents. So, Mr President, I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  10. NY is ao concerned about a payment made long before he was the President….

    But this? No worries..
    The numbers showed that murders in the city had increased by 79 percent, CBS 2 reported. Shootings went up by 64 percent and burglaries reportedly rose by 34 percent.

  11. The IRS is known to be corrupt. Another Obama scandal..

    In an unprecedented victorious conclusion to our four year-long legal battle against the IRS, the bureaucratic agency has just admitted in federal court that it wrongfully targeted Tea Party and conservative groups during the Obama administration because of their political viewpoints and issued an apology to our clients for doing so. In addition, the IRS is consenting to a court order that would prohibit it from ever engaging in this form of unconstitutional discrimination in the future.

    In a proposed Consent Order filed with the Court yesterday, the IRS has apologized for its treatment of our clients — 36 Tea Party and other conservative organizations from 20 states that applied for 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) tax-exempt status with the IRS between 2009 and 2012 — during the tax-exempt determinations process. Crucially, following years of denial by the IRS and blame-shifting by IRS officials, the agency now expressly admits that its treatment of our clients was wrong.

  12. The world’s longest audit is a ruse…..joke is on the American public. Nothing about 45 is funny.

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