McConnell on Trump tax returns: 'Tradition' is to release them

McConnell on Trump tax returns: 'Tradition' is to release them

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDC statehood push faces long odds despite record support Overnight Energy: California, 23 other states sue Trump over vehicle emissions rule | Climate strike protests hit cities across globe | Interior watchdog expands scope of FOIA investigation | Dems accuse officials of burying climate reports Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Zuckerberg to 'cooperate' on antitrust probes | Dems see victory after McConnell backs election security funds | Twitter takes down fake pro-Saudi accounts MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday suggested that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE should release his tax returns.

“Most candidates for president have, and that’s been the tradition," McConnell told reporters. "He’ll have to make that decision himself, but that’s certainly been the pattern for quite some time."

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Trump has refused to release his tax returns so far, as nearly all major presidential candidates do.

The business mogul claims he's been audited by the Internal Revenue Service for 12 years and that his tax rate is "none of your business.

Democrats and Republicans have criticized Trump's refusal, insisting something unsavory must be buried in the returns.

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, claimed there's a "bombshell" in Trump's returns, and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonUkrainian official denies Trump pressured president The Memo: 'Whistleblower' furor gains steam Missing piece to the Ukraine puzzle: State Department's overture to Rudy Giuliani MORE's campaign has questioned what it could be.