Trump: I may release my taxes when I'm out of office

Asked during an interview with The Economist conducted last week if he would release his tax returns if they became a sticking point for Senate Democrats, whose support his tax reform legislation may be needed in order to pass, Trump said “I doubt it.”

“Nobody cares about my tax return except for the reporters,” he said. “Oh, at some point I’ll release them. Maybe I’ll release them after I’m finished because I’m very proud of them actually. I did a good job.”

At that point, according to the interview transcript, White House director of strategic communications Hope Hicks interjected to suggest that Trump would release his returns, as he and other White House officials have long promised, “once the audit is over.” Trump then repeated that “I might release them after I’m out of office.”