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Trump has been involved in dozens and dozens of tax battles

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A Trump building in Chicago. (1Flatworld/Flickr)

Donald Trump is the presumed GOP presidential nominee. He says he's really really rich, but he also refuses to release his federal tax returns--and yet expects any potential vice prez running mate to submit theirs.

Trump has already said his tax rate is "none of your business," and a campaign spokesman said it was because, wait for it ..."Trump’s not running for vice president." What?

The thing is, his financial situation appears to be ... interesting. Apparently, he's been involved in at least 100 lawsuits and disputes related to taxes. Whether its a dispute over unpaid taxes, or a dispute over how much tax his businesses owe, he's been involved in some sort of tax battle every year for the past nearly 30 years.

His resistance could ultimately lose voters' trust, as his campaign is built on being a successful businessman who is very rich. Is he, though?

This could also help the potential Democratic candidate build a major argument against him, which Hillary Clinton is already doing.

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Trump has been involved in dozens and dozens of tax battles

Christina Buff

Christina is a freelance writer from a tiny town in Southern Maryland who just can't seem to figure out whether others are being sarcastic or not. She has a degree in business communication, with a focus in writing, from Stevenson University, and has written things for Severna Park Voice, Maryland Film Festival, The Villager, and Hello Giggles. Follow her on twitter @tinaBUFF where she constantly overthinks her tweets, or read her medley of musings at touchinfinity.wordpress.com.

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