Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is pledging to release 10 years of his tax returns next week as he seeks the presidency.
Sanders, who finished second in the 2016 Democratic race for president, is a self-described socialist and often takes stands against wealthy Americans and corporations. He told The New York Times he will make his returns public on tax day.
"April 15 is coming," Sanders told the Times. "We wanted to release 10 years of tax returns. April 15, 2019, will be the 10th year, so I think you will see them.
"On the day in the very immediate future, certainly before April 15, we release ours, I hope that Donald Trump will do exactly the same. We are going to release 10 years of our tax returns, and we hope that on that day Donald Trump will do the same."
Sanders delivered another punch at Trump, saying his returns as a Vermont senator "will be a little bit more boring" than Trump's, who he called a "billionaire" with "investments in Saudi Arabia, wherever he has investments, all over the world."
Sanders' 2017 financial disclosure form indicates that he and his wife earned more than $1 million that year, including nearly $900,000 in book advances and royalties.
The Times asked Sanders about his status as a millionaire, to which he replied, "I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too."
Sanders often claims to represent everyday Americans who are simply trying to make ends meet and rails against big companies who he thinks should pay more in taxes.
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