Republican Romney: It's 'disqualifying' for Trump not to release tax returns

Trump on Romney: 'He was Ungrateful'
Trump on Romney: 'He was Ungrateful'

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday criticized Donald Trump for declining to release his tax returns, saying the only explanation was that the documents contained a "bombshell" about the real estate mogul.

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"It is disqualifying for a modern-day presidential nominee to refuse to release tax returns to the voters," Romney said in a Facebook post about Trump, who became the likely Republican nominee when his rivals dropped out last week.

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"There is only one logical explanation for Mr. Trump's refusal to release his returns: there is a bombshell in them," Romney said. "Given Mr. Trump's equanimity with other flaws in his history, we can only assume it's a bombshell of unusual size."

Trump has said that he will make public his tax returns on the completion of an audit.

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