McConnell: Trump should release his tax returns

McConnell: Trump should release his tax returns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellEverytown plans ad blitz on anniversary of House background check bill Kentucky state official says foreign adversaries 'routinely' scan election systems Don't let 'welfare for all' advocates derail administration's food stamp program reforms MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday became one of the highest-profile Republicans to call for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries 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.