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Cruz: Perhaps Trump’s Tax Returns Show His ‘Dealings with the Mob’ More Extensive than Previously Reported

Donald Trump may be reluctant to release his tax returns because they’ll reveal “dealings with the mob,” Sen. Ted Cruz said today. 

“It’s natural to wonder, well, what is it that he’s hiding in his taxes?” Cruz told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press. ”Maybe it’s that Donald Trump doesn’t earn nearly as much as he has so loudly told everyone. … Maybe it’s the case that Mitt Romney is richer than Donald Trump.”

“Maybe it’s the case that Donald — there have been multiple media reports about Donald’s business dealings with the mob, with the mafia — maybe his taxes show those business dealings are a lot more extensive than has been reported,” Cruz said. 

After Todd asked if he had facts to back up his claim, Cruz said, “Oh sure, ABC, CNN, multiple news have reports about his business dealings with, for example, S & A Construction, which was owned by ‘Fat Tony’ Salerno, who is a mobster in jail. It is owned by two of the major New York crime families.”

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