Donald Trump rejects Mitt Romney’s ironic tax attack

by Stephen Collinson, Jeremy Diamond and Hasan Khan  |  published on February 25, 2016

Donald Trump is leaving the door open to not releasing his tax returns, just hours after Mitt Romney warned Wednesday that the billionaire’s tax documents could contain a “bombshell.”

The GOP front-runner said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he will “make a determination over the next couple of months” as to whether he will release his tax returns.

Trump rejected Romney’s accusation out of hand, saying “there is no bombshell at all other than I pay a lot of tax and the government wastes the money.”

And Trump also slammed Romney, whom the real estate mogul endorsed in the 2012 GOP presidential nominating contest, as “yesterday’s news.”

Romney’s biting attack hinted at clear signs of alarm in the Republican establishment at the billionaire’s tightening grip on the party’s presidential race.


    I heard Romney on Fox he other day talking about Trump’s taxes.. Romney sounded just like lying Harry Reid when Reid said on the Senate floor that confidential sources told him Romney had not paid any federal income taxes. This lie, which Reid later admitted, was designed to force Romney to release his tax returns. Today, it sounded like the mainstream Republicans hauled Romney out of the closet to badmouth Trump on this subject thinking, maybe praying, that they could find something negative about Trump in the hope to derail him. I am so disappointed with the alleged mainstream Republicans. The force fed us three losers in a row, Dole, McCain, and Romney, and now want to jam a fourth down our throat, Rubio. None of those previous three had the gonads to fight hard enough to beat the evil forces behind the Democratic party and they didn’t show the fighting spirit to suggest they wanted to win. It will be the same with Rubio. Only Trump has the gonads and the desire to beat the Democrats. I sometimes think the RNC doesn’t care if a Republican loses the presidential election as long as the Democrats maintains the cushy status quo for all. I also sometimes think the RNC chairman thinks this way or is Democratic mole. I say get behind Trump in every way and prove me wrong.

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