(Trump.news) The Left-wing hack media, led like lemmings by serial liar Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., dutifully and on cue began carping about “Mitt Romney’s taxes” during the 2012 presidential election cycle. It was part of a concerted effort to paint Romney as an ‘out of touch’ multimillionaire who, as president, would be much more interested in serving special (moneyed) interests rather than the American people.
We all know how the election turned out; Romney was such a bad candidate he lost his second bid for the White House to a man who brought the country the disaster that is Obamacare, record debt (even then) and a poorly performing economy.
So it was not a little odd and uncomfortable when, during the present election cycle, Romney was one who began calling on the party’s serial poll leader, billionaire real estate developer and reality TV mogul Donald Trump, to show the world his tax returns. In a Facebook post, Romney wrote:
It is disqualifying for a modern-day presidential nominee to refuse to release tax returns to the voters, especially one who has not been subject to public scrutiny in either military or public service. Tax returns provide the public with its sole confirmation of the veracity of a candidate’s representations regarding charities, priorities, wealth, tax conformance and conflicts of interest. Further, while not a likely circumstance, the potential for hidden inappropriate associations with foreign entities, criminal organizations, or other unsavory groups is simply too great a risk to ignore for someone who is seeking to become commander-in-chief.
Other lefty media have since picked up the gauntlet that another [supposed] Republican and former presidential contender laid down. And like Romney, they, too, are speculating about why Trump has thus far refused to release his returns (the official reason is that they are currently being audited).
So, what would his taxes show, that he doesn’t want shown?
That he’s not “really rich.” In fact, the vast majority of money he “has” isn’t really his. It’s all a bunch of revolving loans that he has to pay back.
And, in fact, it is extremely likely that the money he’s loaned his campaign is cash obtained by leveraging assets in a loan from a bank…
You can see where this all goes, if or when this is revealed in his taxes. The image of Donald Trump, independent, uncontrolled swashbuckler becomes #BrokeDonald, the cheap fraud who is so deep in debt that he’s wholly owned by the banks, to the point that (for lack of a better term) he’s their bitch.
Can you honestly imagine Donald Trump – as defiant as he is, as confident as he is, as commanding as is his presence, being anyone’s “bitch?”
But even if The Donald owes some banks some money, what is odd about that? Would it be a “bombshell,” given that practically every adult American does or has, at some time, owed someone or some financial institution money? And if Trump is doing well with those loans, are the banks not doing well also, meaning no one is anybody’s “bitch?”
The fact is, all of this speculation and calls for Trump to reveal this or that about his taxes is nothing but a distraction. And it’s irrelevant.
And his taxes are nobody’s business. It doesn’t matter if he’s running for president.
There is nothing to be gained by seeing Donald Trump’s tax returns, no matter how much (or how little) we find that he is worth. He’s obviously doing something right. Speculating that he’s some sort of Bernie Madoff moving money around from here to there, Ponzi scheming his way through life, is about as absurd as it gets. The Obama-weaponized IRS would have come down so hard on Trump by now if he were guilty of even the smallest tax infraction that the administration and its obedient lapdogs in the lefty press (like nearly everyone at Huffington Post) would treat it like the second coming of Al Capone (on steroids).
The bottom line is this: Any speculation or discussion of Trump’s taxes is academic, because in the great scheme of things, his taxes are his business. If other candidates want to release theirs publicly, fine. Go right ahead. That’s their decision to make. But it’s not required.