By James DiGeorgia
President staunchest defender Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) once again took a position on Thursday Donald Trump will not like. Graham took the position that he believes the American public should see Trump’s tax returns. This was the same position he took on this subject during the 2016 GOP primary.
Trump has refused to reveal them since multiple requests during the 2016 campaign, breaking decades of tradition for presidential candidates by claiming he was under perennial audit by the IRS. On Thursday Graham told reporters …
“Everybody” running for president in 2020 should publicly release their tax returns — including Trump, who is already campaigning for re-election.
“I think you should release your tax returns if you’re running for president in 2020,” said Graham. “I think everybody should. That’s just my view. It’d be good for the country.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House press secretary said in a Fox News interview Thursday that Trump “doesn’t have any intention to release those returns.”
The reason is simple. The President could have criminal liability if his income taxes are made public. Sanders is ignoring the fact that that POTUS promised during his campaign that he would release his tax returns after he became president, then after he was elected Trump broke the promise saying he said that people didn’t care about seeing them.