Via the Free Beacon, isn’t this, er, exactly the same dirty trick that Harry Reid pulled on himfour years ago? Suggesting, without evidence, that Trump is some sort of tax cheat?
Verrrrry interesting to have Romney suddenly back in the game and on the attack at a precarious moment for the Republican establishment. I’ll give you two possible explanations. This one, from Jeff Blehar, is almost certainly correct:
Romney is being clever: he’s freezing the endorsement field, making any other Senators/congressmen wary about jumping on board Trumptrain.
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) February 24, 2016
Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins aren’t prominent members of Congress but any public movement among the GOP leadership towards Trump right now is dangerous for Rubio because it signals to voters that the race is ending and Trump, the loose cannon, is acceptable to the political class. Romney’s trying to put the brakes on with other would-be endorsers here by suggesting that Trump has liabilities that they don’t know about yet.
Here’s the other theory: The solution to the mystery of why Romney hasn’t endorsed Rubio yet even though everyone knows he’s going to is that Romney’s planning to go on offense against Trump. And if he’s planning that, his position will be stronger if he’s still technically undecided than if he’s already formally committed to Team Rubio, in which case his claim would be dismissed as a proxy attack by a rival candidate. Romney would actually make a great hatchet man for Rubio potentially — he’s much better at attacking, per his 2012 primary success, than either Rubio or Cruz have proved to be in their races against Trump and he may relish the opportunity to show the rest of the donor class that he’s not gutless like they are. Romney also retains some respect among the wider party as the reining nominee, a guy whom many Republicans invested in once before, even if Trump’s populist voters despise him. This coming from him might perk people’s ears up in a way that it wouldn’t coming from anyone else.
Or maybe I’m wrong about Romney acting as an enforcer for Rubio. Maybe this is actually Mitt signaling that he’s ready to get in as an independent candidate. That would certainly explain his reluctance to endorse. Is it too much to hope for?
The odds that Romney’s going to land any damaging blows against Trump when the rest of the known world has failed seem slim. Remember, Trump is a guy known to mock his own supporters for their fanatic loyalty by musing aloud that he could literally murder someone and they’d still chirp “TrumpTrumpTrumpTrumpTrump!” The one exception to that rule, though,might be evidence that Trump really has grossly overstated his wealth.
Romney pulling a Reid.
Donald Trump’s taxes are audited EVERY YEAR.
So, they must be up to snuff when it comes to LEGALITY.
Romney-ites have sunk $3.5 million into an Anti-Trump attack PAC.
Is this the 1st salvo?
Meet the woman funding the effort to stop Trump
Here’s the skinny:
Her PAC has:
Total Independent Expenditures: $3,373,347
For Democrats: $0
Against Democrats: $0
For Republicans: $0
Against Republicans: $3,794,463
Trump, Donald R $3,373,347
So much for Reince Prebus’ claim that the RNC will support whichever nominee at a 100%.
I am sure he has a few of his army of lawyers doing his taxes, and protecting him from lawsuits dealing with scam universities ect. He would need them as screaming liar liar doesn’t always work. He came right out and said he is rich so the Dems dont have that as a weapon, the Romneys horse saddle issue was hilarious why it was over 1000 dollars oh my a sum most rodeo cowboys and barrel racers would not find so shocking.
I would be surprised that anyone with as many irons in the fire as Trump does not have a tax issue.
@Randy:What they are worried about is him paying a very low percentage of taxes having high income, and legally getting away with it. But bashing him for not giving his money to the government still wont hurt him, it may give him a yuge boost in the polls.