Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney has insisted that there’s a “bombshell” in Donald Trump’s tax returns. The returns could show that Trump is uncharitable or not that rich. Or it could turn out that while promising to turn the tables on American jobs leaving the country, Trump’s businesses mostly take advantage of cheap labor overseas. There is much to be gleaned, in other words, from the tax returns — which is exactly why Trump won’t make them public, flying in the face of political precedent. But if Romney and the GOP couldn’t vet Trump’s finances before handing their party over to the reality TV star, that doesn’t mean the pressure is off. Here comes America’s favorite billionaire, Warren Buffett, and he wants to see Trump’s returns.
At a Hillary Clinton rally Buffett took Donald Trump to task for lacking decency and transparency — and said he’d meet Trump anywhere so they could look at each other’s tax returns. The best part? Trump has said he can’t release his returns because he is “under audit,” a routine procedure. But Buffett is also, by his own admission, under audit, and promises it won’t stop him from showing what’s there. “We’re both under audit,” Buffett told the roaring crowd in Nebraska. “And believe me, nobody’s going to stop us from talking about what’s on those returns.”