Trump: My 'financial statement' will probably come out 'at some point'

Trump: My 'financial statement' will probably come out 'at some point'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpMitt Romney invokes late father during the Civil Rights Movement amid protests White House wanted to deploy 10,000 troops to control protests: reports Zuckerberg, Chan-funded scientists pen 'letter of concern' over Trump, misinformation MORE said in a new interview that he believes his “financial statement” will be turned over “at some point.”

Trump told ABC's George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosPelosi: Presidents should not 'fuel the flame' National security adviser defends Trump tweets: The president 'wants to de-escalate violence' Sanders pushes back on doubts supporters will back Biden MORE that the Senate is “after my financial statement,” adding that “at some point, I hope they get it.”

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“You going to turn it over?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“At some point, I might,” Trump said. “It’s a fantastic financial statement.”

He added: “I look forward to, frankly — I’d like to have people see my financial statement because it’s phenomenal.”

Trump is the first president in 40 years who has refused to release his tax returns while in office. Democrats have been pushing to order the release of the president’s financial documents.

On Friday, the Department of Justice released a legal opinion backing the Treasury Department’s defiance of a House subpoena from congressional Democrats, who are seeking six years of Trump’s personal and business tax returns.

The opinion came after Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner Mnuchin The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Association of American Railroads Ian Jefferies says no place for hate, racism or bigotry in rail industry or society; Trump declares victory in response to promising jobs report Trump signs bill giving businesses more time to spend coronavirus loans The Hill's Coronavirus Report: BIO's Michelle McMurry-Heath says 400 projects started in 16 weeks in biotech firms to fight virus, pandemic unemployment total tops 43 million MORE last month rejected a subpoena from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealExpanding tax credit for businesses retaining workers gains bipartisan support House Democrats press Treasury on debit cards used for coronavirus relief payments House Democrats' bill would create a second round of direct coronavirus relief payments MORE (D-Mass.).

Trump told Stephanopoulos in the interview, which aired late Sunday, that the release of the statement isn’t up to him, but instead “it’s up to lawyers, it’s up to everything else.”

“But they’re asking for things that they should never be asking for, that they’ve never asked another president for,” he said. “What they’re doing is a disgrace.”