Donald Trump’s campaign said the Republican presidential candidate will not be showing his taxes – a first in decades of presidential candidates. The reason Trump gives for not releasing his tax returns is that he is supposedly “being audited by the IRS.” There are some who believe this reason and they will most likely be voting for Trump in November, but others say a look at Trump’s taxes will show some devious transactions, transactions a snake-oil salesman like Trump will not be able to explain.
Warren Buffett, a legitimate billionaire, does not believe Trump’s excuse. Buffett has challenged Trump to release his taxes. Buffett said he is willing to meet and publicly exchange taxes with Trump “any place, any time.”
At a rally in Omaha, Neb., for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Buffett knocked Trump’s argument that he can’t release his tax returns because he’s being audited by the IRS, saying he’s also under an audit.
“I’d be delighted to meet him any place, any time between now and election,” Buffett said. “And let people ask us questions about the items on there.”
Trump has received scrutiny from both Democrats and Republicans for refusing to release his tax returns, something that candidates have historically done while running for president.
Clinton has released more than 30 years of her returns.
“How many of you afraid to make tax returns public?” Buffett asked. “You’re only afraid if you have something to be afraid about.”
“He’s not afraid because of … the IRS,” he added. “He’s afraid of you.”