ABC's Stephanopoulos Grills Trump Campaign Manager Over Tax Return Flip-Flop

Kellyanne Conway Pushes False Claim That Trump Cannot Release Tax Returns Due To Audit

From the August 21 edition of ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos:

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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (HOST): During the primaries, you were working for a super PAC supporting Ted Cruz and had several comments critical of Mr. [Donald] Trump. Let’s take a look.


STEPHANOPOULOS: So, what changed for you, and do you stand by those comments?

KELLYANNE CONWAY: I do, and the reason is I don't like when people hurl personal insults. That will never change. That’s not my style. I’m a mother of four small children and that’d be a terrible example for me to feel otherwise.


STEPHANOPOULOS: One more question on this. You say you stand by your comments. So you still believe that Donald Trump should be transparent, release his tax returns? 

CONWAY: I’ve learned -- I’m glad that he’s transparent about a number of things, and we’re certainly running against the least accountable, least transparent, I think joyless candidate in presidential political history. But, I’ve learned since being on the inside, that this audit is a serious matter, and that he has said that when the audit is complete he will release his tax returns. I also know, as a pollster, that what concerns people most about, quote, “taxes,” is their own tax liability. And so we appreciate people being able to see Hillary Clinton’s plan, and Donald Trump’s plan, and figure out who will really give the middle class tax relief.


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