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US presidential debate: Donald Trump, Clinton take swipe at each other

The Republican nominee said Monday he would "go against'' his lawyer's wishes and release them before the audit is complete if Clinton turned over the emails.

By: AP | Washington |
September 27, 2016 7:32:17 am
US presidential debate, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Clinton vs trump, Trump clinton, Clinton trump debate, Trump taxes Hillary Clinton (right), Donald Trump (left). (File)

The US presidential debate is underway as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton take on each other in a high stakes debate in the campaign for the White House. Responding to a question by Clinton on tax returns, Trump said he’ll release his tax returns if Hillary Clinton releases the “33,000 emails” she deleted from her private server. Trump has refused to release his taxes, saying he is under a routine IRS audit and would release them when it’s completed.

The Republican nominee said Monday he would “go against” his lawyer’s wishes and release them before the audit is complete if Clinton turned over the emails.

WATCH VIDEO: US Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump Take On Each Other

Moderator Lester Holt noted that, by law, Trump can release his tax returns even while under audit. Clinton suggested the celebrity businessman is refusing to release them because he is hiding “something terrible” like a low tax rate or a small amount of charitable contributions.

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Meanwhile, Trump blamed Hillary Clinton for what he says have been “defective” trade agreements that have cost American jobs.

Trump says Mexico taxes American products imported there, but the U.S. does not tax Mexican imports.

He says Clinton’s been “doing this for 30 years,” a reference to her long career on the American political scene.

During that time, she’s been first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state. Those are not jobs that would give her a primary role in crafting trade agreements.

Trump also criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was approved under President Bill Clinton, Mrs. Clinton’s husband. The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service has said that 1994 deal had a “relatively small” impact on the U.S. economy.

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