“If you were willing to release your tax returns to get a casino license, why shouldn't voters see them before they make you commander in chief?” he asked. When Trump dodged the question, Stephanopoulos continued, “Actually, every single nominee since 1976 has released their tax returns.” Trump dodged again. Unperturbed, Stephanopoulos pressed on.
“What is your tax rate?” he asked.
“It’s none of your business,” Trump answered. “You’ll see it when I release.”
It wasn’t the first time Trump has given that answer. He had the same response when CNN’s Don Lemon asked him about an exchange with former president Bill Clinton last August. And it was his response when NBC’s Katy Tur asked him whether he ever uses the gun he says he owns.
When Stephanopoulos pressed him on “birther”" claims in 2011 (Trump perpetuated the idea that President Obama is lying about being born in the United States), asking what Trump’s “investigators” had found, he gave the same answer: “None of your business.”