Michael Dukakis: Trump Is a ‘Screwball’ Who Spouts ‘Absolute Foolishness’

“I think we’ve got to start talking about Trump,” Michael Dukakis said, “because the guy is getting away with murder.”

The former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic nominee for president explained to CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota on New Day Thursday that, for all the chatter about Trump, it had hardly put a dent in discussing the most substantive reasons why he was unqualified to be president. Trump was a “screwball,” he said.

“Take for example the income tax returns. Look, this guy has got to produce his income tax returns,” Dukakis said.

Cuomo responded, “He says he’s under audit and no lawyer would let you put out tax returns when you’re under audit.”

“That’s absolute foolishness. He’s running for the presidency of the United States and all he has to do is release them, and I think it’s pretty obvious that there’s something in there he doesn’t want released. But I think we’ve got to insist on this kind of stuff because no presidential candidate I’m aware of in the last, what, 30 years has not done so.”

Check out the video above, courtesy of CNN.

Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.

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