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 TrumpSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Trump is failing on trade policy Trump holds call with Netanyahu to discuss possible US-Israel defense treaty 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 StephanopoulosHarris keeps up 'little dude' attack on Trump after debate The Hill's Campaign Report: Democrats clash over future of party in heated debate At debate, Warren and Buttigieg tap idealism of Obama, FDR 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 MnuchinTrump called out for 'my favorite dictator' while awaiting Egyptian leader at summit: report Romney opposes Trump taking executive action to reduce capital gains taxes Overnight Defense: Afghanistan tops foreign policy issues at Dem debate | Erdogan says he'll discuss missile sale with Trump | US again challenges Beijing's claim to South China Sea MORE last month rejected a subpoena from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealTrump urges judge to deny New York's motion to dismiss state tax return lawsuit Ten notable Democrats who do not favor impeachment Trump probes threaten to overshadow Democrats' agenda 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.”