Speed Reads

2018 midterms

Trump says he can't release his tax returns because you couldn't possibly understand them

President Trump's long-concealed tax returns are in jeopardy of being exposed after Democrats took back the House on Tuesday night. But the commander in chief warned the press on Wednesday that the documents are so "extremely complex" that "people wouldn't understand them" if they saw the light of day.

Speaking at a news conference, Trump reiterated that his tax returns are under audit — a nonissue when it comes to releasing them — and added for good measure, "people do not understand tax returns."

Trump also emphasized that his company is so big that it baffles people. It is "a very big company, far bigger than you would even understand," he told the press, stressing moments later that, "I think that people wouldn't understand it." Convinced? Watch below. Jeva Lange