McConnell: Trump should release his tax returns

McConnell: Trump should release his tax returns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP group calls on Republican senators to stand up to McConnell on election security in new ads The Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes Hobbled NRA shows strength with Trump MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday became one of the highest-profile Republicans to call for Donald TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president 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.