Trump on his tax rate: 'None of your business'

When George Stephanopoulos asked what tax rate Trump paid, Trump responded that the rate was "none of [his] business", during an interview with "Good Morning America" on Friday morning.

A congressional supporter of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says the candidate expects to meet rank-and-file House members in the next few weeks.

He went on to say that he would "really gladly give them" but that his taxes were now undergoing a "routine audit".

Remember, back in 2012, Trump was all for candor, insisting that GOP candidate Mitt Romney had been hurt "very badly" by hiding his tax returns and calling on the candidate to "release them now".

Stephanopoulos asked Trump: "Yes or no, do you believe voters have a right to see your tax returns before they make a final decision?"

TRUMP: well, because at the time it didn't make a ny if you take a look at the picture that we sent you with a tax returns probably ten feet high when you stack them on top and lengthy and complex.

The New York businessman also told Good Morning America that he tries to pay as little in taxes as possible because "this country wastes our money".

The public can learn a lot from returns, Stephanopoulos said.

The tax return issue is a neat encapsulation of the Trump problem. Trump notes that there are plenty of Hillary's e-mails that are missing, and Stephanopoulos argues that the only e-mails missing are from Hillary's staff - but that ignores the fact that Hillary erased more than 30,000 e-mails before finally turning over the server's contents to the State Department and eventually the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

What started as a congenial interview quickly escalated into a heated exchange as Donald Trump blasted ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

"To me this is no different than building a business, and this is a business with a fabulous product: Donald Trump", Mnuchin said in an interview at a financial industry conference in Las Vegas.

Clinton has advocated shifting the country to 50 per cent clean energy by 2030, promised heavy regulation of fracking, and said her prospective administration would put coal companies "out of business". Last August, the former USA secretary of state posted the past eight years of tax returns for her and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, on her website. "I've said that for the last two years".

U.S. presidential nominees have voluntarily released their tax returns for decades. When is she going to give that? "Very, very great hypocrite".

Trump maintained that the cuts would benefit middle-class families and that the rich would actually end up paying more in taxes, because he would eliminate unspecified deductions and loopholes. "I think I'm running on what's right". His native home of NY, by comparison, has an 8.8% income tax rate.

Clinton suggested Wednesday that Trump has something to hide by refusing to release his tax returns. "But is he going to say thank you and be appreciative?"

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