Trump to disclose 2016 financial info after Pence

Trump to disclose 2016 financial info after Pence
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President Trump plans to publicly release information about his 2016 personal finances, according to a White House official.

The official disclosed Trump’s plans to The Associated Press on Monday, after Vice President Pence filed his own financial disclosure for last year with the Office of Government Ethics. 

The AP’s source said Trump will “soon” follow Pence’s lead in submitting his 2016 personal financial disclosure form, but did not disclose when it would occur.

Previous presidents such as Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama opens up about singing 'Amazing Grace' after Charleston shooting: 'I've used up all my words' Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren Why the 'Never-Trumpers' flopped MORE and George W. Bush have updated the public on their finances during their first year in office, although the law does not require any disclosures until year two.


The White House had not previously indicated whether Trump would wait a year under the law or release his information in 2017.

Financial disclosure documents typically include a person’s assets, liabilities and personal income for a given year.

Trump’s version would potentially shed light on what impact winning the Republican presidential nomination and then the White House had on his business empire.

Pence reported earning $110,000 in 2016, AP said, noting the entirety came from his salary as Indiana’s governor.

The vice president also reported between $105,000 and $295,000 in student loan debt for his children last year.

Pence’s wife, Karen, valued her work as a painter at less than $1,001, Monday’s filing shows, while her “That’s My Towel Charm” craft business was also listed as below that number.