Will Trump's refusal to release his tax returns harm him with voters?
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Will Trump's refusal to release his tax returns harm him with voters?

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Donald Trump is on the hot seat right now regarding his tax returns. Though presidential candidates have shared their tax returns publicly for more than 40 years, Trump just told CNN he'll release his taxes after an IRS audit is completed (even though releasing the returns would not interfere with an audit in any way). 

The day before, he informed the Associated Press he had no plans to release his tax documents because "there's nothing to learn from them." 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called Trump's withholding of the returns "disqualifying," saying "There is only one logical explanation for Mr. Trump's refusal to release his returns: there is a bombshell in them." 

Withholding the returns definitely creates the appearance of financial impropriety. But will that matter to his supporters? Trump has a knack for turning attacks into his gain, positioning himself as the outsider that the establishment wants to tear down. 


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It's certainly not hurting Trump's standing with Lou Dobbs.
Some conservatives think it's a media/left-wing manufactured scandal that could actually rebound to Trump's benefit.
Others argue Trump's returns could reveal he's actually not a billionaire, which may actually damage him with voters.
Being found out as "Merely Millionaire Donald" could create serious problems for a campaign built on the candidate's claims to personal wealth.
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