Sarah Sanders called 'an embarrassment' for saying Congress isn't 'smart enough' to read Trump tax returns

Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she doesn’t think Congress is “smart enough” to analyze Trump’s tax returns. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

For the past four decades, every U.S. president has released their tax returns — until Donald Trump took office, that is. On Sunday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered a new excuse for why POTUS hasn’t released his tax returns for the past two years. She apparently doesn’t think Democrats in Congress are “smart enough” to understand them.

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“This is a dangerous, dangerous road and frankly, Chris, I don’t think Congress, particularly not this group of congressmen and women, are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that I would assume that President Trump’s taxes will be,” she told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday

Sanders went on to guess that “most of them don’t do their own taxes, and I certainly don’t trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything.”


Members of the House officially asked the IRS to hand over President Trump’s tax returns this month. In a Saturday letter that was obtained by CNN, House Ways and Means chairman Richard Neal told IRS commissioner Charles Rettig that “none of the concerns raised can legitimately be used to deny the committee’s request.”

Sanders disagreed, telling Fox News, “This is all about political partisanship.” 

Celebrities and Democratic politicians alike were quick to slam Sanders for essentially calling Congress dumb, claiming that she’s actually the one who’s not good at her job.







Last Sunday, Trump’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, told Fox News Sunday that Democrats will “never” see Trump’s taxes.

“Democrats are demanding that the IRS turn over the documents,” Mulvaney said. “That is not going to happen, and they know it. This is a political stunt.”

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