Comedian Jimmy Kimmel pranked supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during his ABC show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Tuesday by quizzing them about the contents of the candidate’s tax returns — even though they have not been released.
Kimmel noted that all recent major party candidates have released their tax returns except for Trump. Even the GOP nominee’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has released his tax returns.
“Donald Trump says people don’t care about his tax returns, I disagree, I care about his taxes, I think a lot of people care about it,” Kimmel said. "So we stopped people who identified themselves as Donald Trump supporters, we stopped them on the street, we told them, 'Oh, Donald Trump released his taxes today,' and asked them specific questions about these totally fictional tax returns in another edition of ‘Lie Witness News.’"
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 21, 2016
During the segment, a “reporter” asked passersby about what the fake documents "revealed" — such as Trump writing off his marriages as “entertainment,” listing his occupation as “farmer” and having a net worth of merely $42,000 rather than the $10 billion he claims.
The Trump supporters defended the contents of the “tax returns.”
“We all kind of fib a little bit,” one said.
Other revelations from the “tax returns” defended by Trump supporters included listing a gold-plated toilet as a business expense, buying a tiger as a gift for Russian President Vladimir Putin and “leasing” his wife Melania Trump to his campaign.
“Well, that settles it, he can get away with anything,” Kimmel said.
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