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Friday, January 20, 2012
Newsmax Calls In Donald Trump (!) To Ask Romney to Release Tax Returns
Topic: Newsmax

Newsmax is so upset with Mitt Romney not releasing his tax returns that it published a rare editorial on the subject. NOting that people from across the political spectrum have called out Romney's increasingly fumbling response on the issue, Newsmax declared, "Mitt Romney owes it to Republican primary voters, not to mention the American people, to release his tax returns — now!"

This is likely just a part of Newsmax's Newt Gingrich hype machine prior to the South Carolina primary, of course. But Newsmax considers this a serious enough matter that it called in the big gun for backup.

A Jan. 20 article by Martin Gould and Ashley Martella kicks off this way:

Mitt Romney’s waffling over whether he should release his tax returns is hurting him and making him look indecisive, Donald Trump tells Newsmax.TV exclusively.

“He is just leaving too much doubt in the way he is answering the question,” Trump said.

Yes, Donald Trump, the guy who inexplicably remains a Newsmax fave despite his mere presence being responsible for scuttling Newsmax's planned Republican debate.

It's ironic that Newsmax enlisted Trump to speak out on this, since Trump has done his own fair share of waffling on the issue. Last year, when Newsmax was stroking Trump's by way of cheerleading his presidential aspirations, Trump essentially promised to release his tax returns in President Obama released his birth certificate. When obama did release said certificate, Trump quickly walked back his promise, declaring he wouldn't release them until "the appropriate time," which he suggested would hinge on him actually declaring he was running for president.

So, to sum up: Trump the tax return waffler is accusing Romney of waffling on tax returns. Only at Newsmax...

Posted by Terry K. at 7:54 PM EST

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