Trump On Being Audited: ‘Maybe Because Of The Fact That I’m A Strong Christian’

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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Donald Trump thinks he knows why his tax returns are always being audited.

In an interview Chris Cuomo on CNN after Thursday night’s primary debate, the billionaire Republican presidential frontrunner suggested that the IRS might be persecuting him because he is “a strong Christian.”

“But the one problem I have is I am always audited by the IRS, which I think is very unfair,” Trump said. “I don’t know — maybe because of religion, maybe because of something else, maybe because I am doing this [running for office], though this is just recently.”

Asked to clarify what he meant when he said he might be being audited because of religion, Trump replied: “Well, maybe because of the fact I am a strong Christian and I feel strongly about it, and maybe there is a bias.”

Watch the full clip above.

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