Never mind the fact that Donald Trump has savaged Mitt Romney as a "sad," "pathetic," "jealous," "loser" in the past, when it comes to releasing his tax returns, Trump has a soft spot for Mittens. Here's Trump from This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday:
TRUMP: I watched Mitt Romney four years ago. He waited until September to give them, just before the election. They made him look so bad, it was so unfair, I actually think he didn't lose because of the 47 percent, I think he lost because of a couple of really minor items in tax return where he did nothing wrong. So it is unfair.
Oh, spot on, Donnie! That little utterance denigrating 47 percent of Americans as freeloading bloodsuckers who don't pay taxes or take any personal responsibility had nothing to do with Romney's loss. But the tax returns, who most Americans don't even remember, that was his downfall. (Translation: I could give a crap about that choker Romney, but yeah, maybe I can still squeeze some juice out of him on this tax return thing.)
STEPHANOPOULOS: Richard Nixon released his even though his were under audit.
TRUMP: I don't use Richard Nixon as necessarily the guide, OK. I mean, you know, it's an interesting person to use, but don't use it.
LOL—we’re dying over here! We know your campaign's had a little trouble with plagiarism, Donnie, so just FYI, your entire "I am the law and order candidate" who speaks for the "silent majority" schtick is lifted straight from Nixon. (Translation: I'm only modeling myself after the best of Nixon—his fearmongering dog-whistle politics. That tax transparency stuff was for losers.)
Trump told George Stephanopoulos Sunday he would release his tax returns “when I'm finished with the audit.” He’s been using the audit as an excuse for not releasing them for months and dodging tax questions since last fall. How much you wanna bet Donnie isn't worth near as much as he says?