Fox's Kennedy calls on Trump to release tax returns: 'Stop dragging this out'

Fox News co-host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery called on President TrumpDonald John TrumpHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Police called after Florida moms refuse to wear face masks at school board meeting about mask policy Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline MORE to release his tax returns on Thursday, saying she wants to "see what is in any president's tax returns."

The Fox News personality weighed in after a New York federal judge dismissed an effort by Trump’s legal team to stymie a New York grand jury subpoena for his tax returns.

“It's very strange that the president keeps fighting this. I want to see what is in any president’s tax returns. I know that may be an unpopular statement for people who are very supportive of the president, and maybe he has nothing to hide. So just stop dragging this out,” Kennedy said on Fox's "Outnumbered" on Thursday.


“It is a huge distraction, and every time the president has one of these distractions it takes away from anything that he could consider a victory.”

Kennedy also called Trump "god-awful" at picking team members following the arrest of former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon on Thursday.

Bannon and three others have been charged with defrauding donors who contributed millions to an online fundraising campaign for a private border wall.

The four defendants are scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York.

Trump has sought to distance himself from Bannon since the former adviser's arrest, with the president telling reporters Thursday that he thought the private fundraising effort "was being done for showboating reasons," adding that he felt it "was inappropriate to be doing" such fundraising.


“The president is really bad at picking certain people," Kennedy said, calling the reports "unsurprising."

"He’s just god-awful at it."

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