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Clinton hits Trump over failure to release tax returns

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Eric DuVall
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters in Oakland, Calif., last week. On Wednesday, Clinton criticized presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump for failing to release his tax returns. Photo by Khaled Sayed/UPI
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters in Oakland, Calif., last week. On Wednesday, Clinton criticized presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump for failing to release his tax returns. Photo by Khaled Sayed/UPI | License Photo

BLACKWOOD, N.J., May 12 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton criticized presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump for failing to release his tax returns, which he indicated he may not do before the November election.

Trump has said repeatedly that an ongoing audit of his taxes by the IRS means he is not able to release his tax returns, which is standard procedure for presidential candidates.

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Clinton, speaking to supporters in Camden County, New Jersey, on Wednesday, laid into Trump for the failure thus far to release his personal financial data.

Clinton responded to a supporter's shout-out in the rally, asking, "what about his tax returns?"

Though the candidate rarely acknowledges such outbursts, this time she smiled and said "We'll get to that."

Moments later, she did, urging the crowd to continue demanding Trump release his taxes.

"Because when you're running for president and you become the nominee, that's kind of expected," Clinton said. "So you've got to ask yourself, why doesn't he want to release them? Yeah, well, we're going to find out."

Clinton has posted the last eight years of tax returns for herself and former President Bill Clinton on her campaign website, and the couple has publicly released every tax return dating back to 1977, prior to his run for governor of Arkansas.

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Trump told The New York Times he is subject to a "very unfair government audit" but would release his taxes "as soon as the audit is done."

"I'd like to do it before the election," Trump said.

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