Sanders says he's a millionaire, vows Tax Day release of his returns

Henrietta Brewer
April 11, 2019

"I wrote a best-selling book", he said.

"I wrote a best-selling book". Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discussed his Medicare for All plan.


In an interview last week, Sanders' campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said the senator and his wife, Jane, wanted to finish their 2018 taxes first.

Pressure has mounted on Sanders again, now that congressional Democrats have pushed for the release of six years of returns by Trump. Sanders released his 2014 tax return showing that he earned just over $200,000.


The runner-up for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and the frontrunner in the race in 2020 has made a name for himself decrying the excesses of millionaires and billionaires, but has recently become a millionaire himself. Sanders, who has been under pressure to release his full tax returns, rejected comparisons to President Trump. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) and Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), and Sen.

"Not being a billionaire, not having investments in Saudi Arabia, wherever he has investments, all over the world, mine will be a little bit more boring", Sanders told The Times, attempting to draw a stark contrast between his returns and Trump's.


The Marquette University Law School survey released Wednesday showed that among 12 current or potential Democratic presidential candidates, Sanders is a top choice of 32% of voters who don't lean Republican, the former vice president is a top choice of 29%. Elizabeth Warren of MA released 10 years of her returns last year.

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