Trump reacts to House Democrats’ ‘unconstitutional’ release of his tax returns

by Alex Caldwell

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President Donald Trump slammed the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee over their “unconstitutional” publishing of his personal and business tax returns on Friday.

The release, which shows that President Trump’s net worth decreased while serving in office, concludes a six-year “witch-hunt” by Democrats to expose the finances of the 45th president.

The documents also indicate that Trump legally utilized the U.S. tax code to pay fewer taxes by using business losses to reduce his tax liability.

“For the past six years, the radical Democrats and the fake news media have been trying to deceive the public about these simple facts,” Trump announced via Truth Social. “Now, in an outrageous abuse of power, the radical Democrat Congress illegally obtained and leaked my personal tax returns, which show only that I’ve had tremendous success.”

“It’s nothing but another deranged political witch-hunt, which has been going on since the day I came down the escalator in Trump Tower,” Trump added.

House Democrats voted along party lines last month to publish Trump’s tax returns after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in November that he had to turn them over to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Trump defended himself, arguing that he “left an amazing life behind to go and fight for the American people,” while others “use public office to enrich themselves.”

He also called on the incoming Republican House to “immediately obtain the financial records of Joe Biden” upon taking control of the lower chamber on Tuesday.

“Just take a look at his accounts, take a look at all of his homes, and take a look at what his son, Hunter, has contributed to the family,” said Trump. “We should also get to the bottom line of how Biden, on the salary of a U.S. Senator, was able to buy one mansion after another.”

Trump, who recently declared his candidacy for president, promised to “expose the Washington cartel and make America great again” if elected in 2024.

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