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 TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report 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 StephanopoulosBiden reverses, says marijuana isn't a gateway drug Democrats look to next steps in impeachment Klobuchar says subpoenaing the whistleblower 'would be a serious, serious mistake' MORE that the Senate is “after my financial statement,” adding that “at some point, I hope they get it.”


“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 MnuchinHillicon Valley: House passes anti-robocall bill | Senators inch forward on privacy legislation | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Illinois families sue TikTok | Senators get classified briefing on ransomware On The Money: Falling impeachment support raises pressure for Dems on trade | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Biden eyes minimum tax for corporations | Fed's top regulator under pressure over Dodd-Frank rules Mnuchin raises concerns over global talks on taxing digital economy MORE last month rejected a subpoena from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealFalling impeachment support raises pressure for Democrats on trade Where things stand in court fights over Trump tax returns Pelosi signals USMCA deal is 'within range' 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.”