Watch Donald Trump's History Of Hypocrisy On Releasing His Tax Returns

"Maybe I'm going to do the tax returns when Obama does his birth certificate," he said in 2011.

12/05/2016 10:46 AM AEST | Updated 13/05/2016 9:26 AM AEST

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he will not be disclosing his tax returns after all because of an ongoing audit by the Internal Revenue Service. Releasing one's tax returns was, until this year at least, an established practice for presidential candidates.

Trump essentially admitted that in 2014, when he told an Irish television show, "If I decide to run for office, I'll produce my tax returns, absolutely." 

The issue also came up when Trump started his infamous "birther" campaign against President Barack Obama, alleging falsely that Obama was born in Kenya and demanding that he release a birth certificate.

"Maybe I'm going to do the tax returns when Obama does his birth certificate," Trump told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in 2011.

And when the GOP's last presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, hesitated to release his returns in 2012, Trump pressured him to disclose -- and then praised him for doing so.

Romney criticized Trump on Wednesday, calling Trump's refusal to disclose "disqualifying" and accusing him of trying to hide "a bombshell."

Watch Trump flip-flop on releasing his tax returns in the video above.

Video produced by JM Rieger.

Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.

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