Establishment boss Mitt Romney told Neil Cavuto Wednesday that he has “good reason to believe there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes”. His “good reason” appears to have no basis in fact. At least he said he didn’t have evidence.
“This will give us a real sense of whether these people are on the up and up and whether they’ve been telling us things about themselves that are true or not,” Romney said. “Frankly, I think we have good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Donald Trump’s taxes.”
“What do you mean?” Cavuto asked.
“I think there’s something there,” Romney said. “Either he’s not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is or he hasn’t been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay, or perhaps he hasn’t been giving money to the vets or to the disabled like he’s been telling us he’s been doing, and the reason that I think there’s a bombshell in there is because every time he’s asked about his taxes he dodges and delays and says, well, we’re working on it.”
He doesn’t know if Trump really donated to the veterans.
‘It’s very possible,” he said. “You know, Donald Trump has said he’s the best in the country for the disabled veterans and for the disabled generally. Well, if his taxes show that he hasn’t made any contributions to the disabled veterans, or to the disabled generally, that would be a big issue. I’m not saying that’s the case. I have no evidence of that, but I’m just saying there are things that could be issues, and when people decide they don’t want to give you their taxes, it’s usually because there’s something they don’t want you to see.”
If he just said Trump needs to put his tax returns out, that would have been fine, but he went so much further.
Mitt Romney must have loved what Harry Reid did to him in 2012 because now he’s doing it to Trump.
In 2012 Harry Reid made up a fake story about a Bain Investor – allegedly a Republican – telling him that Mitt Romney “didn’t pay any taxes for ten years.” He kept doubling down on it saying, “the word is out.” Reid was the one who put the word out from an alleged anonymous source who told him unsubstantiated gossip. After the election, when Reid was approached about it after the fact, he said, “it worked, didn’t it?”
Romney learned well.
Word has been out for several days that he plans to endorse Marco Rubio, a fact that Rubio denies. Rubio probably doesn’t need any more establishment endorsements. In any event, Romney hasn’t endorsed him – not yet at least. Perhaps, Romney has decided he can be more helpful attacking Trump on Rubio’s behalf.
It shows how desperate the Establishment is getting over Trump.
Somehow, I don’t think this dirty trick will work.