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Corey Lewandowski: Trump Worth $10B, Will Release Tax Returns After Audit

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By    |   Tuesday, 24 May 2016 10:55 AM

Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski made an appearance on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday to reaffirm the presumptive GOP nominee's net worth, and to again address the issue of releasing tax returns.

Lewandowski reiterated that Trump is worth $10 billion and that the real estate mogul will release his returns when the IRS has finished with its audit.

However, the show's hosts zeroed in on a Forbes magazine report in 2015 that estimated Trump's worth to be $125 million and said releasing the tax returns would clear it up. 

"Your tax returns on a yearly basis don't tell you what your worth, what they show is what your income is," Lewandowski said. "And Mr. Trump has already showed what his income is — $557 million last year. He has a massive cash flow. Very, very little debt. … He's worth $10 billion."

When pressed about the issue of transparency and that the IRS has said Trump may release the returns before the audit is finished, Lewandowski defended Trump's position.

"The difference is when you release them, and the IRS has the ability to scrutinize them and everybody else has the ability to scrutinize, you don't know if they're going to change or not," Lewandowski said.

"So let the IRS finish their work and as soon as that's done, he's going to release those tax returns."

Lewandowski even pressed the show's hosts to put pressure on the IRS. "If you can get the IRS to move forward, you're better than I am," Lewandowski joked.

"You can go get it done," Lewandowski urged. "You guys are the investigative journalists. Get the IRS to finish the work. Get it done then Mr. Trump will release those returns."

Lewandowski also said that all monies raised for veterans at a January event in Iowa will be distributed before Memorial Day.

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