Fox's Guilfoyle Says Asking For Donald Trump's Tax Returns Is "Discrimination ... Against Rich People"

Fox's Guilfoyle Says Asking For Donald Trump's Tax Returns Is "Discrimination ... Against Rich People"

Kimberly Guilfoyle: "Nobody Every Asks To See The Poor" People's Tax Returns

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From the February 25 edition of Fox News' The Five:

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KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE (CO-HOST): So what do we make of the money situation, Bolling? This is your chance to talk math. 

ERIC BOLLING (CO-HOST): So if people really want to see it, go ahead. I admit I have no doubt that no matter what he does end up releasing, people will be, okay so he did, whatever. It wasn't 28 percent tax you paid, 8 percent tax. Or you didn't give this amount of money to that group or -- I don't think its going to be anything Earth shattering. Donald Trump has done things that are probably far worse than anything you'll find in his taxes that people perceive and go, oh, okay, but then that goes away. It's just, I don't know why Mitt Romney, it just doesn't make sense to me. He was so mad when Harry Reid did it to him, when the Democrats were doing it to him. And Frankly, Mitt said that he released his tax returns in January. He released one year of tax returns and it wasn't a full return. He released his full year, the relevant years of tax returns, in September of 2012 after he was already the nominee. Look, if you want to see it, check them out. Go see it, by all means. It just feels like this is a Democrat tactic. 

[...]

DANA PERINO (CO-HOST): I don't know what the law says but let's say that you are going to be nominated to the Supreme Court. In order to get that nomination, one of the things that you have to turn over and then the press gets a chance to look at are your tax returns. And I can't remember if it is five or ten years. It's something like that. In order to be a public servant, which the President of the United States is a servant to the people of the United States. The tax returns is kind of like just a common thing to do. I agree with you, that taxes are complicated for people. And I also agree that it seems a little odd and it seems a little late. But I do think there was a ton of pressure from the other Republican candidates on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. And then just remember, Mitt Romney was painted as the rich guy who doesn't pay enough taxes. Who, although he gave about I think 40 percent of his income to charity, was the rich guy who didn't care about people like you -- poorer people. So it will be relevant in a general election for sure. 

JUAN WILLAISM (CO-HOST): No but its relevant right now. 

GUILFOYLE: What about discrimination, Juan? 

PERINO: That's why Romney --

[CROSSTALK]

GUILFOYLE: Against rich people. And one percenters. Nobody ever asks to see the poor -- it's so rude. Its like, you know what, you're rich, you got money, show me your pockets, show me your tax returns. 

Previously:

Fox's Guilfoyle Suggests Americans Should "Grow Up" And Stop Taking "Handout[s]" Like Social Security

Conservative Media Attack Democratic Proposals As "Free Stuff," Laud Republican Tax Plans That Are A Giveaway To The Rich

Fox's Guilfoyle: Wall Street Protesters Are "People With Absolutely No Purpose Or Focus In Life" There To Just "Dirty The Streets"

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Taxes, Elections
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Fox News Channel
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Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump
Show/Publication
The Five
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2016 Elections
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