If Trump is forced to release his taxes, people will be able to see how he made his money and if he cheated on his New York tax bills. This would hurt Trump’s ego and that is something he is not equipped to handle.
Americans have a special envy for the rich and famous. Blame it on a combination of the can-do- anything spirit, the quest for Hollywood-type fame, and the belief that wealth is the elixir for all human problems. Whatever the reasons, some Americans have elevated the wealthy, deserving, undeserving and even criminal, to be the pinnacles of