US Democratic Candidates Release Tax Records; Trump Does Not

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts while greeting supporters after giving a speech on the economy at Futuramic Tool & Engineering, in Warren, Mich., Aug. 11, 2016./VOA CREDIT
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts while greeting supporters after giving a speech on the economy at Futuramic Tool & Engineering, in Warren, Mich., Aug. 11, 2016./VOA CREDIT

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released tax records showing she paid a federal tax rate of 34.2 percent last year, while Republican candidate Donald Trump is undergoing increasing pressure to make his own financial disclosure.

Clinton and her running mate, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, released their tax returns Friday. Kaine paid a federal tax rate of 20.3 percent in 2015.

Campaign aide Jennifer Palmieri said in a statement that Clinton and Kaine “continue to set the standard for financial transparency,” and called on Trump to release his own tax records, as every major presidential candidate has done for the past four decades.

Trump has said repeatedly his finances are being audited and has refused to release them until the audit is complete. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

SOURCES: VOA News Online

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