Donald Trump has been using the excuse ‘I’m under audit’ as to why he still hasn’t released his tax returns. He defended himself in the debate on Sunday night by claiming Hilary Clinton’s supporters have also exploited the law to avoid paying as much tax as they should. He named Warren Buffet as one of those people, but he probably didn’t expect the following to occur.
Warren Buffet responded by releasing his tax returns and challenging Donald Trump. He said that he himself is currently under audit and that doesn’t, and shouldn’t, stand in the way of releasing tax information.
“I have been audited by the IRS multiple times and am currently being audited. I have no problem in releasing my tax information while under audit,” Buffett wrote. “Neither would Mr. Trump — at least he would have no legal problem.”It seems that Trump’s attempt to bring down Hilary’s supporters with him has completely backfired. Trump was trying to make the point that everyone wealthy avoids paying tax where they can, but Warren has proved that not to be the case at all.
There is no evidence that any of Trump’s tax evasions were illegal. However, the fact that he still refuses to release tax information should leave us all a little suspicious. Now that we know Warren Buffet has no problem releasing tax information while under audit, we can assume that Trump is just using that as an excuse.