Democrats have asked the Internal Revenue Service for 6 years of tax filings from President Donald Trump, and he had a very understated reaction to the news Wednesday.
"The chairman of the Democratic House Ways and Means Committee moments ago asked the IRS for six years of your tax returns," asked a reporter.
"Is that all?" Trump interrupted.
"That's all," the reporter answered.
"Oh," he replied. "Usually it's ten, so I guess they're giving up.
"No, we're under audit, despite what people said," he continued, "and we're working that out as I'm always under audit it seems.
"And I've been under audit for many years because the numbers are big and I guess when you have a name, you're audited," he said. "But until such time as I'm not under audit, I would not be inclined to do that, thank you."
The president has been hounded by Democrats and other political foes to produce his taxes to the public since before he won the 2016 presidential election, and he has offered many reasons why he could not, or would not.
In 2017, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow was able to obtain a copy of Trump's taxes from 2015 and revealed them on her show, but the president scooped her by releasing them before her show went on the air.
Here's the president's response to the report:
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