McCain on Trump’s Tax Returns: ‘I’ve Said All Along’ That All Candidates ‘Should Disclose’


With the White House having just released a short one-page outline of the tax reform plan that shows huge tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, interest in what’s in President Donald Trump’s tax returns continues to take up much of the national political discussion. Especially since, you know, Trump refuses to release them.

During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was asked about the president’s refusal to show his returns while proposing massive tax cuts.

“Given that President Trump is proposing changes that could benefit him personally by tens of millions if not hundreds of millions of dollars,” host Jake Tapper pressed. “Do you think that the American people have a right to see his tax returns so that they can know how this plan would affect his bottom line?”

“I think I’ve said all along I thought every candidate for president should disclose their tax returns,” McCain responded.

He added, “I haven’t changed.”

Last week, following the release of the tax reform outline, House Minority Leader stated that based on Trump’s 2005 tax returns that were leaked last month, the president would stand to have his personal taxes cut by $30 million a year.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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