President Donald Trump said he may wait to release his tax returns until after he leaves office.
In an interview with The Economist, Trump said he likely won't release his returns as any part of a deal to get Democrats to support his tax plan.
"I doubt it," he said. "I doubt it. Nobody cares about my tax return except for the reporters," Trump 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.
"I might release them after I'm out of office."
Trump addressed a number of other issues during his interview with The Economist, including:
Trade --"I'm absolutely a free-trader. I'm for open trade, free trade, but I also want smart trade and fair trade."
North American Free Trade Agreement – Asked if he was expected "a pretty big renegotiation of NAFTA, he replied: "Big isn't a good enough word. Massive."
Negotiation Tactics -- Trump was questioned whether he says "dramatic things" when he would actually settle for very small changes. "No, it's not, really not a negotiation," he said. "It's really not. No, will I settle for less than I go in with? Yes, I mean who wouldn't? Nobody, you know, I always use the word flexibility, I have flexibility."
Immigration – "I want people to come into the country legally," he said. "But I want people to come in on merit. I want to go to a merit-based system."
Tax Reform – Trump said he believes the Democrats will like his plan. "We may align it with infrastructure, which they like," he said.
Healthcare – "People are going to have great insurance.," Trump said. "Now, we have one more step to go. You know we have to go through the Senate and we're refining it even further. But I will tell you…I just spoke to a few of the senators and they have some great ideas also and they want to get it there."
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