WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Paul Ryan says he released his tax returns and “I think we should” do so. But he said he’ll defer to Donald Trump on timing.
Ryan was the Republican nominee for vice president in 2012 and released his tax returns at that time.
He made his comments in response to questions about Trump’s tax returns at a news conference Thursday. Trump says he won’t release his taxes while he is being audited.
Ryan said: “I released mine. I think we should release ours. I’ll leave it to him when to do it.”
Ryan also reiterated that he views Trump as qualified to be president.
He said: “Donald Trump won the nomination. Having a business guy as president is not the worst idea in the world, I’ll say that.”