Trump Snaps at Stephanopoulos About His Tax Rate, Calls Him Out on Former Clinton Employment

'I know she's a good friend of yours'

May 13, 2016

Donald Trump snapped at ABC's George Stephanopoulos Friday over criticism Trump has received over releasing his tax returns and even hit the former Bill Clinton flack over his prior employment.

"What the financials don't show also is your tax rate, they don't show whether you paid a low tax rate or no tax rates," Stephanopoulos said during a lengthy round of questioning on Good Morning America about the billionaire's financials.

Trump slammed wasteful government spending while not shying away from how he tries to pay as little in taxes as possible.

"They take our tax money and they throw it down the drain," Trump said. "They spend $4 trillion in the Middle East and we can't fix a road or a bridge and I fight very hard. I consider it an expense because, frankly, our country doesn't know what they're doing with our tax money and that's part of the problem. So, I fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible."

"What is your tax rate?" Stephanopoulos asked.

"It's none of your business. You'll see it when I release, but I fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible," Trump said.

"You know, we've talked about this several times over the last several years. I first asked you about this in 2011 and you said you would release your tax returns then—you were thinking of running for President—when President Obama releases his birth certificate. He did," Stephanopoulos said. "Then you said you would release your tax returns when Secretary Clinton releases her emails. She has turned over all the emails in her possession."

"She didn't turn over all. There's plenty missing. I read yesterday where there are a lot of emails missing. I know she's a good friend of yours, and I know you worked for them and you didn't reveal it, but, you know, she did not turn over her emails. There are a lot of emails missing," Trump said.

Trump's slam alluded to Stephanopoulos not disclosing his $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation until it was uncovered last year by the Washington Free Beacon.

"There were emails from her staffers missing. She turned over the emails she has," Stephanopoulos said.

"There were emails missing all over the place. The whole thing is a scam. There are emails missing all over the place," Trump said.