Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney thinks Donald Trump’s tax returns may be a “bombshell.” Romney called on the three Republican presidential candidates to publically release their tax documents in a phone call to Fox News on Wednesday, and he was particularly adamant about Trump’s returns.
Romney claims that Trump is “dodging and weaving” the issue, and has thus far, been vague about when his tax records would be made public.
“We really ought to see from all three of these fellas what their taxes look like to see if there’s an issue,” Romney said. The 2012 presidential nominee added, “In Donald Trump’s case, it’s likely to be a bombshell.”
During the 2012 race, Romney, co-founder of Bain Capital, a private equity firm, was under intense pressure to disclose his tax returns. As it turned out, Romney paid a tax rate that was far lower than the average American.
Romney said on Wednesday there is “no question” that Trump has a clear path to the Republican nomination, and the path for other candidates to push ahead is becoming slimmer and slimmer.
But that opening may grow wider if Trump releases his tax returns.
“I think there’s a bombshell in there because every time he’s asked about taxes, he dodges and delays,” Romney added.
Romney noted that Trump claims he is the best for disabled generals and disabled veterans, but if his taxes reveal that he hasn’t made any contributions to the disabled, his campaign may come into question. Romney did make it clear that there was no evidence to suggest this was the case.