US Democratic Candidates Release Tax Records; Trump Does Not

Democrats believe Trump's returns could be a trove of politically damaging information. A fact he has attributed-in no particular order-to an ongoing audit, to the fact Clinton hadn't released her emails or, in a Meet the Pressinterview in January, they were simply being "approved and very beautiful" but would "absolutely" be released (they weren't).

Only three days after Trump delivered his own economic policy speech in Detroit, Clinton ran through a number of policy proposals, from spending more on infrastructure to standing up to China and renegotiating a major free-trade agreement. "What is he trying to hide?".

Clinton also continued her call for Trump to release his tax returns. It may be easier for the Clintons to release the details of their finances than it would be for Trump to release his, since almost all of their income is from book sales and speech fees, both of which Hillary Clinton has already made public in her filings with the Federal Elections Commission.

Like millions of Americans, the Clintons overpaid their tax bill past year.

Critics have questioned whether Trump has not released his taxes because his reported earnings could be underwhelming in comparison to his own statements about his net worth. Others have suggested that the tax documents would reveal business interests that could be problematic if he were elected.

Tax experts speculate that Trump, by contrast, may pay little in taxes, or even no federal income tax at all. Tim Kaine, are expected to release new tax returns soon in an attempt to pressure Republican nominee Donald Trump to do the same, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Their adjusted gross income that year - almost $21 million - dwarfs their 2015 earnings.

Trump made the swings comment at a November town hall, saying more companies should offer in-house child care to employees. Ms. Clinton said the remark was a "casual inciting of violence" that shows Mr. Trump lacks the temperament to be commander in chief.

[They] paid an effective federal tax rate of 34.2 percent and an effective combined tax rate of 43.2 percent, and gave 9.8 percent of their adjusted gross income to charity, according to a campaign release.

Clinton's tax filings indicate she made $3 million in book sales and made more than $1.1 million in profits from speeches.

Clinton tried to paint herself as the candidate who came from middle-class roots and would help the middle class as president.

Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in the battleground states of Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Colorado, according to four NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls released Friday.

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