In an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Donald Trump Jr. said the reason his father won’t release his tax returns is that people would ask “questions that would detract from (his father’s) main message”:
— Frederick Deknatel (@freddydeknatel) September 15, 2016
Um, isn’t that how it’s supposed to work?
Anyway, the Trib didn’t post a full transcript so we don’t know what else Trump Jr. said, but the remarks have already left a mark:
— Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) September 15, 2016
— Daily Intelligencer (@intelligencer) September 15, 2016
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) September 15, 2016
Yikes. Donald Trump Jr says his father won’t release tax returns bc ppl will ask Qs that “detract" from his message: https://t.co/tw2lK2hjJG
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) September 15, 2016
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 15, 2016
Donald Trump Jr. suggested reviewing his father's 12,000-page tax return would distract from other campaign issues https://t.co/wTJHEM4jlY
— POLITICO (@politico) September 15, 2016
We expect a clarification shortly.