Hillary Clinton released her Personal Financial Disclosure form on Tuesday night -- a requirement of candidates running for federal office -- and her campaign used the moment as an opportunity to goad Republican Donald Trump into publicly releasing his tax returns.
Hours earlier, Trump had released a statement revealing that he had submitted his form to the Federal Election Commission, but he did not make the form itself public. The Clinton campaign released a copy of her form with a statement calling Trump out for "boasting" transparency. Both Clinton and Trump were required to submit the forms by May 15.
"Despite Donald Trump's boasting, submitting his Personal Financial Disclosure form is no breakthrough for transparency. It is a legal requirement for anyone running for president," said Christina Reynolds, the deputy communications director for the Clinton campaign."The true test for Donald Trump is whether he will adhere to the precedent followed by every presidential candidate in the modern era and make his tax returns available, as Hillary Clinton has done."
Clinton's report showed about $5 million in royalties from her most recent book "Hard Choices," and about $1.5 million in paid speeches, all given before declaring her run for president in 2015.
Former president Bill Clinton also disclosed a small amount of income from books and about $5.25 million in income from paid speeches. Of the 22 speeches he gave in 2015 -- raking in six-figure sums for each of them -- 11 were delivered after his wife announced her intent to run for president.
Trump released a statement describing his personal financial situation as detailed in the 104-page disclosure. According to his campaign, Trump reported $557 million in income and a net worth "in excess of $10 billion."
"I filed my PFD, which I am proud to say is the largest in the history of the FEC," Trump said in his statement. "Despite the fact that I am allowed extensions, I have again filed my report, which is 104 pages, on time.
"I have built an incredible company and have accumulated one of the greatest portfolios of real estate assets, many of which are considered to be among the finest and most iconic properties in the world. This is the kind of thinking the country needs," he added.