U.S. Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine criticizes Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for not releasing his tax returns, saying the billionaire is ''stiffing'' the military and vets when he brags about using ''tricks'' to pay very little or no taxes. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine criticized Donald Trump's failure to release his tax returns on Tuesday (August 16) as well as his past statements in which the billionaire boasted he had avoided paying taxes whenever possible. Speaking at a campaign event in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Hillary Clinton's running mate suggested Trump had failed to pay his fair share of taxes and that the Republican presidential candidate is insincere about his vow to support the military and veterans which rely on tax dollars for funding. "And you're telling me you're going to be great for the military," asked Kaine, "but during your entire professional life you bragged about how little you paid in taxes. What is it that supports the military?" Trump, a New York businessman, has refused to release his tax returns, saying they are under audit by the Internal Revenue Service. He has said he is unlikely to do so before the Nov. 8 presidential election. "You can't parachute in right now and tell me you're going to be great for the military and great for the vets, when you've been stiffing them your entire professional life," Kaine said. Releasing tax returns is not a practice that is required by law for presidential candidates, but it has been done by every White House nominee since 1973.