Lewandowski Talks Trump's Tax Returns & Rate, Romney, VP, Clinton, Trump's Appeal on CBS 'This Morning'

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: May 24, 2016 9:55 AM
CBS News: In a 2006 deposition, Donald Trump was repeatedly questioned about exaggerating his wealth. In 2014, Trump said his brand was worth $3.3 billion, but last year, Forbes magazine estimated its value to be far lower at $125 million. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is making Trump's financial affairs a focus of her campaign. Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why the presumptive Republican nominee is delaying the release of his tax returns and when he'll be picking his running mate. "Why so many discrepancies about a man's wealth?" Charlie Rose questioned. "Is there a concern that Trump's tax returns will show his income is in fact smaller than what he has sad publicly. "Absolutely not," Lewandowski said. "Don't forget, Mitt Romney waited until 30 days before a general election to release his taxes... If you remember, Harry Reid went on the [Senate] floor and basically forced Mitt Romney to release those taxes. Mitt Romney's taxes were not under audit at the time. The information." "And they were revealing," CBS News' O'Donnell jumped in. "Mr. Trump says his taxes won't show anything, but in Mitt Romney's case they were incredibly revealing," O'Donnell said. "They showed his lower tax rate, they showed he had some offshore accounts." "The difference is Mr. Trump is proud to pay a lower tax rate. The lowest tax rate possible," Lewandowski said. "Let us know how low it is. We all want to -- I want to pay a lower tax rate,