Eric Trump: Releasing tax returns would create a 'total distraction'
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Eric Trump said in a recent interview that his father, Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away MORE, should not release his tax returns because of the political consequences.


“They would go through every single page for the last 400 years and they would make issue of everything,” Eric Trump told Maine radio station WGAN, as reported by Think Progress. “You almost couldn’t at this point.”

Trump also pointed to the backlash that hit former Republican nominee Mitt Romney after his low tax rate was revealed in 2012.

“As soon as [Romney] released his tax returns they just killed him, and they pounded him, and they pounded him, and they pounded him,” Trump said. “It almost becomes a total distraction.”

Donald Trump has said that he won’t release his tax returns until he is done being audited, though the IRS says there is no rule against him releasing the records during an audit.

His son on Monday said that “no lawyer in the world” would advise releasing tax returns while under audit.