Last week, I did something Donald Trump still has yet to do: I released my tax returns. (And I went on Fox & Friends — Donald Trump’s favorite show — to challenge him to do the same!)
What used to be a small and extremely benign part of the presidential election process has now become a battleground issue — and we can’t let Donald Trump continue to run away from it.
In my taxes, you’ll see I’m not beholden to anyone. Not the fossil fuel industry, not foreign governments, no one. I don’t know what you’d see in Donald Trump’s, but I know we need to see what he’s hiding. It’s time for America to audit his returns.
Donald Trump has spent his time in the White House bending over backwards for Big Oil and Big Coal. He’s mostly appointed former lobbyists at the EPA, Department of Energy, and Department of Interior who will do the bidding of these big money special interests. That’s a huge problem, but an equally big problem is we haveno ideawhat Donald Trump’s stakes are in appointing these people to run these agencies, because we haveneverseen his tax returns.
That’s not me.I’m proud to run a campaign centered on defeating climate change, because the science is clear: We have a short period of time to act. Fighting climate change has been the driving force behind my career. As governor, I enacted policies that make Washington state a national leader in clean energy, clean air, and clean water.And I released my taxes within one month of announcing my candidacy — because you deserve a transparent and honest president.
We’ll only work together to address climate change if we elect a president not beholden to fossil fuel special interests —and without knowing what Donald Trump’s tax returns say, we don’t know who he is beholden to.At all.