Thursday, February 25, 2016

What a hypocrite!: Romney says 'bombshell' could be in Trump's taxes

As of today I have lost all respect for Mitt Romney and regret having supported him. 
For him to engage in this kind of attack on Trump when it was unfairly used on him four years ago by Democrats is very unseemly.  Mitt has lost all his class in this one move! 

Boston Globe reports Mitt Romney, whose 2012 presidential campaign was bedeviled over his own reluctance to publicly release his personal income tax returns, aggressively criticized Donald Trump on Wednesday for not releasing his returns.
It marked a new and more prominent role in the Republican nominating contest for Romney, who largely has kept to the sidelines until now.

And in a year of upheaval, it was another remarkable moment: the GOP’s previous presidential standard-bearer raising serious doubts about his party’s 2016 front-runner.

“I think we have good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes,” Romney said on Fox News. “I think there is something there. Either he is not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is, or he hasn’t been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay, or perhaps he hasn’t been giving money to the vets or the disabled like he has been telling us he’s been doing.”

Trump quickly responded, ridiculing Romney — whom he endorsed in 2012 in a gold-studded event at Trump Tower in Las Vegas — and calling him a loser.

“Mitt Romney, who totally blew an election that should have been won and whose tax returns made him look like a fool, is now playing tough guy,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Then, he added: “When Mitt Romney asked me for my endorsement last time around, he was so awkward and goofy that we all should have known he could not win!”

Romney acknowledged he didn’t have evidence of any scandal in Trump’s taxes, but openly speculated that since he hasn’t released them he is trying to hide something.

“Donald Trump has said he’s the best in the country for the disabled veterans and for the disabled generally. Well, if his taxes show that he hasn’t made any contributions to the disabled veterans or the disabled generally, that would be a big issue,” Romney said. “And I’m not saying that’s the case — I have no evidence of that. But I’m just saying there are things that could be issues.”

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