Trump to start raising money for campaign; won’t release tax returns



Among the big political stories today, Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump is shifting from self-funding his campaign to raising money.

Trump recently hired a national finance chairman and is close to reaching a deal with the Republican Party that would enable him to solicit donations of more than $300,000 apiece from supporters, according to the Associated Press.

Read more on Trump’s efforts to raise money here.

Trump on Friday also said his tax returns are nobody’s business and he doesn’t plan to release them.

“It’s none of your business,” he told ABC’s “Good Morning America” when asked what tax rate he pays in a phone interview Friday. “You’ll see it when I release. But I fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible.”

Read more on Trump’s tax returns here and watch video.

On the Democratic side, pressure is mounting on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to end his race against Hillary Clinton, so the party can focus on beating Trump in the fall.

Read more on the fracture in Democratic race here

According to the AP, the new concerns come after Sanders’ recent wins over front-runner Hillary Clinton in Indiana and West Virginia. While those victories have provided his supporters a fresh sense of momentum heading into next week’s primaries in Kentucky and Oregon, they did almost nothing to help Sanders cut into Clinton’s nearly insurmountable lead in the delegates who will decide their party’s nomination.

 

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