Mitt Romney knows about the bombshells that can hit a political campaign. The former Massachusetts governor made some enormous gaffes in his campaign, including comments about the Americans who don't pay taxes. But one of Romney's bombshells is poised to hit Donald Trump's campaign any day now: tax returns.

When Romney released his tax returns, in response to the prodding of fellow Republican candidates and the jibes of Democratic colleagues, it came out that he only paid about 15 percent on all the money he made in venture capital over the years.

But Romney, speaking with Fox News on Wednesday, said that the same problem will strike the Trump campaign.

"I think in Donald Trump's case it's likely to be a bombshell," Romney said, also remarking that the billionaire real estate mogul "may not have as much income" as he tells voters.

Trump told reporters who asked about his returns that he is looking at the issue. "I mean, I’m looking at it. I told my people the other day, start looking at it."

But Trump was also offended that Romney was one of the loudest voices calling for him to release his taxes. In a tweet Trump lashed back at Romney and his suggestion.

"Mitt Romney,who totally blew an election that should have been won and whose tax returns made him look like a fool, is now playing tough guy."

To be fair, Romney also called for the tax returns of Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, candidates who are both vying for second place, to be made public as well. But Trump with his high-profile finance background could reveal some disturbing facts about how much he actually paid in taxes.

Trump is a businessman and business people always look for ways to do things the cheapest for the highest return. Taxes are no exception. So if Trump's taxes are revealed and it shows that he paid no taxes, we shouldn't be surprised. Though that may be a huge hit to his campaign, the truth is the truth.

h/t: Huffington Post



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