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‘Maybe He Isn’t as Rich as He Claims’: Clinton Goes After Trump on Tax Returns
In this photo taken June 15, 2016, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Hampton, Va. Clinton plans to portray Republican Donald Trump as an erratic and unfit steward of the nation's economy, returning to Ohio to press the case that workers would bear the brunt of the business mogul's policies. (AP/Steve Helber)

‘Maybe He Isn’t as Rich as He Claims’: Clinton Goes After Trump on Tax Returns

"He’s written a lot of books about business — they all seem to end in Chapter 11."

Hillary Clinton Tuesday accused Donald Trump of trying to hide something in his personal financial records by not releasing his tax returns.

During her speech in Columbus, Ohio, on the economy, Clinton went after the billionaire presumptive Republican nominee, saying: "Maybe he isn't as rich as he claims."

Clinton said she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have released their personal tax returns going back nearly 40 years, but Trump refuses to release his.

"You have to ask yourself, what's he afraid of? Maybe that we'll learn that he hasn't paid taxes on his huge income?" Clinton said, adding, "Or that he hasn't given away as much to charity as he brags about."

She told the audience that Trump should release his tax returns to the public ahead of November's general election: "Every major presidential candidate ... has shown the American people their taxes.”

The former secretary of state and presumptive Democratic nominee used much of her economic speech to knock Trump's personal financial situation, for example, she quipped that many of his Trump-brand wares weren't made in America. She also criticized his casinos' bankruptcies over the years.

"He’s written a lot of books about business," Clinton said. "They all seem to end in Chapter 11."

Trump's economic policies would lead the U.S. back into a recession, Clinton argued.

"We cannot put a person like this, with all his empty promises, in a position of power over our lives," she said. ""We cannot let him bankrupt America like we are one of his failed casinos."

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