Donald Trump repeatedly promised to release his tax returns before the 2016 election, at first saying he would “absolutely” release them if he ran for office, and later saying he would after an IRS “audit,” which appears to have never ended.
The President might be sensing his own re-election weakness because he just promised to release a “very complete” report on his finances before the 2020 election.
“At some point prior to the election, I’m going to be giving out a financial report of me, and it will be extremely complete,” Trump told reporters Monday as he headed to a campaign rally in North Carolina, The Hill reports. “I’m going to give out my financial condition and you’ll be extremely shocked that the numbers are many, many times what you think.”
It’s likely just one in a long line of false and broken promises.
Last year CNN’s Keith Boykin posted this video montage of more than 10 promises Trump has blatantly broken, including that he would release his taxes:
Trump’s History of Lies:
❌ Obama’s birth certificate
❌ Mexico will pay for his wall
❌ Will release tax returns
❌ Drain the swamp
❌ Hire the best people
❌ Won’t golf as president
❌ Largest inaugural ever
❌ No ties to Russia
❌ North Korea
❌ Stormy Daniels
And many more… pic.twitter.com/V1kH4HgvGN
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 19, 2018
Trump has repeatedly falsified his financial data, according to multiple reports, including increasing the value of properties when trying to get financing, and lowering them when trying to get a favorable tax break.
In March Vanity Fair published a report titled, “Trump’s Financial Statements Are So Full of Lies That His Accountants Put a Warning Label on Them.”
Trump has also released false medical reports.
Mike Pompeo’s meltdown during interview over Ukraine questions was ‘not the first time’: report
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo screamed at NPR “All Things Considered” co-host Mary Louise Kelly for asking questions about Ukraine during an interview.
Pompeo has been implicated in the abuse of power and obstruction of Congress scandal for which Trump is being impeached.
The Trump administration cabinet official reportedly "cursed at her, dropping f-bombs, made her point to Ukraine on an unmarked map (she did)," according to NPR host Lulu Garcia-Navarro.
Tulsi Gabbard’s $50 million lawsuit against Hillary Clinton exposes exactly why she is not the leader America needs
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), a lower-tier presidential candidate with high aspirations, announced she is suing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for $50 million after the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said Russia is grooming "somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary" for a third-party run, and reportedly called that person, "a favorite of the Russians" and "totally" a "Russian asset." It does not appear Clinton ever named Gabbard directly.
Trump impeachment defense team may be forced to change tactics to hold off GOP defections: report
According to a report from Axios, Donald Trump's defense team is considering an attempt to shorten the president's Senate trial in order to get it over quickly as Democrats try to pry away Republican defectors.
The report states that "A truncated defense would likely reflect a decision not to contest facts or defend Trump point by point, but rather to try to diminish the legitimacy of Democrats' overall case and end the trial as quickly as possible."
Speaking with reporters, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow stated, "We’re not going to try to run the clock out," before adding that he hopes to wrap up “Saturday or Monday or Tuesday."