More and more, Mitt Romney’s obsession with Donald Trump seems to be reaching ‘unhinged’ proportions. Especially when it comes to the issue of Trump releasing his tax returns.
Which is ironic, since the former Republican presidential nominee was extremely slow, in many of his critics’ opinions, to release his own tax returns during the 2012 elections and came under heavy fire from Harry Reid, who claimed in a speech on the Senate floor that his imaginary friend had told him that Romney hadn’t paid taxes for several years.
While most people view the release of tax returns as simply a box to be checked in order to make sure there is no obvious wrongdoing, very few people actually care about when they get released. There is no timeline that needs to be followed, there are no laws or rules governing the practice.
As time goes on, Romney’s claims continue to get wilder. Romney has even hinted that Trump’s returns could hint at ties to the mob.
Unfortunately for Mitt, no one seems to care about his pet issue:
@MittRomney well, Mitt, there's your answer. Only 4% of the ppl responding to this poll gave a hoot about Trump's taxes. Quit being a putz.
— CROWENATION™ (@CROWENATION2016) May 13, 2016
— 🇺🇸Kinni❤️Trump🇺🇸 (@kinni00) May 12, 2016
Reagan biographer, Craig Shirley, went on Hard Line to discuss the matter and told the host Ed Berliner that “Mitt Romney really needs to be quiet and go away” when it comes to Trump’s tax returns.
“There’s nothing legal there. The American people have a unique way of determining what is disqualifying and what is qualifying. The only qualifying is that you’re 35 years of age and a natural-born American. Other than that, the American people make the decision — not Mitt Romney.”
What do you think? Do you care about Trump’s returns and when he releases them?