Washington: US President Donald Trump has attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders, calling him “crazy” after the 2020 Democratic presidential challenger released his tax returns that showed him to be a millionaire.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Trump blasted Sanders after he released 10 years of tax returns, revealing he and his wife, Jane, earned over $550,000 in 2018, including $133,000 in income from his Senate salary, and $391,000 in sales of his book, “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.”
Trump himself has not released his tax returns yet and Democratic lawmakers on Saturday gave him 10 days to do so.
The lawmakers gave tax authorities a final deadline of April 23 to get their hands on the president’s tax returns.
The new deadline was announced after an initial April 10 deadline lapsed.
The Republican president also on Tuesday predicted that Sanders, along with former Vice President Joe Biden, would be the two “finalists” against him in the 2020 election. Biden, however, has yet to officially announce his candidacy.
According to a recent poll, Biden has topped a list of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders despite several women complaining about inappropriate touching.
According to a latest poll by the Morning Consult released on April 8, Biden stood at the top of a list of candidates that voters, who say they intend to participate in the Democratic primaries next year, will elect.
With the support of 32 percent, Biden stood 9 points ahead of the next closest contender: Senator Bernie Sanders, at 23 percent.