What are you hiding Donald? Why shouldn’t the American people know the truth about your finances? Must be some sick secrets you are trying to hide.
Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, released a new batch of their own income tax returns on Friday, ratcheting up the pressure on her opponent, Donald J. Trump.
The income taxes of Mrs. Clinton, along with her husband, former President, Bill Clinton, showed an adjusted gross income of $10.6 million for 2015, revealing how during the campaign the Clintons have reined in their moneymaking efforts after many years of lucrative speeches, book deals and business endeavors. Mr. Kaine, the Virginia senator, and his wife, Anne Holton, reported income of $313,441 for 2015.
But aside from their earnings, the latest showing by the Democratic candidates was intended to put a spotlight on Mr. Trump’s failure to release his returns.
The New York businessman has declined so far to release his income tax data, saying that will not do so while he is facing an audit from the Internal Revenue Service — a highly unusual move for a major party candidate. Mike Pence, the Indiana governor and Mr. Trump’s running mate, has not made public his tax data during the campaign.
Mrs. Clinton’s spokeswoman, Jennifer Palmieri, said in a statement the release sets a “stark contrast” with Mr. Trump, whom she accused of “hiding behind fake excuses.”
“He has failed to provide the public with the most basic financial information disclosed by every major candidate in the last 40 years,” she said. “What is he trying to hide?”