The first presidential debate kicked off on Monday night, and things got heated quick.
Debate moderator Lester Holt asked Trump if there was anyway The Donald would release his taxes, which are currently under IRS audit.
— CNN (@CNN) September 27, 2016
“I will release my tax returns against my lawyer’s wishes when she releases her 33,000 emails that have been deleted. As soon as she releases them, I will release, I will release my tax returns.
My lawyers, they say don’t do it. I will tell you this, watching shows, reading the papers, almost every lawyer says you don’t release your returns until the audit is complete. When the audit is complete, I’ll do it. But I’ll go against them if she releases her emails.”
The comment even generated some cheers from the audience, who are under strict guidelines to not interrupt the debates.
Holt then shifted gears to Clinton. Right off the bat, she was apologizing for her emails.
— ABC News (@abcnews) September 27, 2016
Yet, Trump didn’t buy the apology. He called it “more than a mistake” and implied it was deliberate because of all the people who ran Hillary’s server that pleaded the 5th in court.
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