Over the weekend, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz released income and federal tax data from the past few years to pressure Donald Trump to do the same.
TRUMP: In Thursday's debate, he said, "I will absolutely give my return, but I'm being audited now for two or three years, so I can't do it until the audit is finished, obviously." He further said that he's been audited for "12 years, or something like that. Every year they audit me, audit me, audit me."
THE FACTS: It was the first time Trump has mentioned audits as a reason to delay releasing his returns after saying over the past weeks that he would make them public soon. No level of scrutiny prevents him from making his returns public, said Joseph Thorndike, a tax law professor and contributing editor to Tax Analysts, an industry publication.