McConnell: Trump should release his tax returns

McConnell: Trump should release his tax returns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPatagonia says to shut stores for a few hours during Global Climate Strike Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes On The Money: House votes to avert shutdown, fund government through November | Judge blocks California law requiring Trump tax returns | Senate panel approves three spending bills MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday became one of the highest-profile Republicans to call for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE to release his tax returns. 

"For the last 30 or 40 years, every candidate for president has released their tax returns, and I think Donald Trump should as well," McConnell told Business Insider.

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Trump has faced pressure from Democrats and some Republicans to release his tax returns since becoming the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee.

The businessman has insisted he'll release his tax returns once an Internal Revenue Service audit is complete and says he hopes that audit is finished before the November elections. 

Mitt Romney, the GOP's 2012 nominee, has pushed Trump to release his returns, claiming they likely contain a "bombshell" about the businessman's finances. Romney faced similar attacks over his tax returns when running against President Obama.

Earlier in May, McConnell hinted that Trump should release his tax returns, pointing to the "tradition" of major presidential candidates releasing them.