We have a winner,
But Mitt Romney was able to release his tax returns. People seemed to understand those fine. Bloomberg, who has more money that trump, also released his tax returns when running for mayor.
I think people will understand them just fine. I mean the NYTs understood just fine the tax information they already got.
Do you think that Romney and Bloomberg had the level of scrutiny that Trump would have? I don't for a minute.
That being said, I think that the president, and all senators and representatives should make their tax returns public too if we're worried about conflict of interest.
Why wouldn't they have looked at Romney's tax return closely? He was running for president and would be something that would help Democrats, of course they heavily scrutinized Romney's.
Either way, trump's returns demand heavy scrutiny, because he has kept ownership of his businesses. Businesses that people give him money specifically to gain access to him. Literally giving him a couple hundred hundred thousand dollars allows you to talk to him. He will then pass on your thoughts to the people that work for him in the government and tell them to look into it or make them fly out to Mar-a-lago to talk to you. Or make you ambassador.
I know that I looked close enough to see that Romney paid a lower percentage on his income that year than I did and I made a bit less than him that year. :-)