During the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump was extraordinarily coy about releasing his tax returns.
While boasting that he had nothing to hide, Trump delicately danced around the issue by claiming that he couldn t release his tax returns as he was undergoing an audit.
Later on, he said he would gladly release his tax returns if Hillary Clinton released her deleted emails.
Of course, Trump s efforts to avoid releasing his tax returns is nothing new.
Recall, he engaged in a widely publicized bait-and-switch a few years ago, promising to release the returns if Barack Obama released his long form birth certificate.
Once that happened in 2011, Trump promised he would release his tax returns at the appropriate time.