Bernie Sanders Releases Tax Returns in Run-up to 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders hold a substantial lead over their Democrat competitors for the 2020 presidential nomination according to a poll released Monday

CNN anchor Don Lemon slammed Donald Trump for attacking Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, saying it's "pretty rich" for Trump to comment on Sanders' tax returns when Trump refuses to release his own.

Sanders - who has railed against the top 1 percent of earners - is among the top 1 percent income bracket in the country, according to his tax filings.

"Bernie Sanders and wife should pay the Pre-Trump Taxes on their nearly $600,000 in income", Trump wrote.

Prior to the event Monday, the presidential town hall that had garnered the highest audience was that held by CNN with California Sen.

Democrats have seized on the issue of Trump's undisclosed taxes since taking control of the House of Representatives in January, and have cited a little-known law that allows Congress to review anyone's returns to conduct an investigation.

"We pay for what we're proposing, unlike the President of the United States", he said, adding later: "In terms of Medicare for All, we are paying for that by eliminating as I said before, deductibles and premiums".

"No", said Sanders. "What we want is a country in which everyone has an opportunity. Please do the same".

In a town hall event on Fox News on Monday, Sanders also called on the president to release the information. Sanders logged the highest rated weekday delivery of the year in the news demo, and the second highest weekday delivery in total viewers among cable news networks.


Sanders said that: "These tax returns show that our family has been fortunate".

Here's a closer review of his 2014 tax return so you can compare it to his more recent tax returns. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Tuesday night.

In 2016, a major attraction for his strong cohort of young voters was his promise of free tuition at all public colleges and universities, paid for with a new tax on Wall Street trades. That year, Sanders disclosed $1.31 million income, combined from his Senate salary and $961,000 in book royalties and sales.

Sanders responded: "Pffttt.come on.I am- I paid the taxes that I owe".

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have all released their returns. Sen.

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington released 12 years of tax returns, showing that he and his wife earned US$202,912 last year. But his efforts at transparency paled in comparison to his opponent for the Democratic nomination Hillary Clinton, who released eight years of her tax returns.

Steven Rosenthal, a senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, said the 2020 Democratic primary candidates have set a new standard for financial transparency for future White House bids.

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