Trump: I can't release tax returns because of audit

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpObama reads mean tweet from Trump on ‘Kimmel’ 5 takeaways from the Pa. Senate debate Report: Clinton ordered operative to troll Trump with duck MORE says the reason he can't release his tax returns is because he's being audited.

"I want to release my tax returns, but I can't release it while I'm under an audit," Trump said Thursday night at the CNN Republican debate. "We're under a routine audit. I've had it for years, I get audited. And obviously if I'm getting audited, I'm not going to release a return."
"I think people will understand that."
The billionaire GOP front-runner was responding to a question about Mitt Romney's suggestion that there is a "bombshell" in his tax returns.
Trump says the 2012 Republican nominee "looked like a fool" for not releasing his returns until late in the campaign cycle, but insists the auditing of his own tax returns is legitimate excuse for holding back their release.
"As soon as the audit is done," Trump said, "I love it."
White House competitor Marco RubioMarco RubioBreitbart, liberal activist cooperated on GOP primary disruptions: report Obama seeks down-ballot gains after being midterm loser Chamber endorses bill to block proposed estate tax rules MORE, going on the attack against Trump throughout the debate, said he expects to release his own returns this weekend.