Will Donald J. Trump Rise To Warren Buffet’s Challenge?

Photo Credit: Mark Hirschey - Warren Buffet.
Photo Credit: Mark Hirschey – Warren Buffet.

Warren Buffet, the renowned business magnate, investor, and philanthropist speaking recently at a Hillary Clinton’s campaign rally, in Omaha, Neb. not only launched a broadside against Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump but challenged him to a dare as bare income tax show.

“I’ve got news for him,” Buffett said. “I’m under audit too. And I would be delighted to meet him anytime before the election. We’ll both bring our tax returns. There are no rules against showing our tax returns and we’ll just let people ask questions about the items that are on there.”

Buffett told the large audience that Trump is not afraid of the IRS, but is afraid of the people whom he is asking to repose their trust in him.

“He’s not afraid of the IRS, he’s afraid because of you,” said Buffet.

Trump has argued that he doesn’t need to release his tax returns because he has submitted a financial disclosure form with the Federal Election Commission, as required of all federal candidates.

“As someone who has filled out financial statements and an income tax return, these are two very different animals,” Buffett said. “You will learn a whole lot more if he produces his income tax return,” he added.

Buffet calls Trump’s integrity into question by citing comments directed at Senator Joe McCarthy during the Army–McCarthy hearings, “have you no sense of decency, sir?

Barbara Greene, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Carol Jesus Chan

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