SEVERE WX : Heat Advisory View Alerts

Bernie Sanders says he's a millionaire, will release 10 years of tax returns

Sen. Bernie Sanders said he's a millionaire -- which will be confirmed when he releases 10 years of tax returns in the coming days. The Democratic presidential candidate made no apologies for his growing nest egg; in an interview with The New York Times, he said, "I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too."

Posted: Apr 10, 2019 9:45 AM


Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday he's a millionaire -- which will be confirmed when he releases 10 years of tax returns in the coming days.

The Democratic presidential candidate made no apologies for his growing nest egg; in an interview with The New York Times, he said, "I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too."

The details of how Sanders became a millionaire will come to light when he releases his tax returns. Campaign manager Faiz Shakir told CNN Sanders' returns will be made public "on or before" Monday, the tax filing deadline for 2018.

The Vermont independent has repeatedly promised to release the information "soon." On Tuesday, Shakir said, "It will be done before the tax filing date is over. To my perspective, that is soon. I appreciate that there's been a lot of concerns that have been raised by a number of people but this will soon be over."

The release will likely quiet a growing din of concern over the release of Sanders' tax returns, which are expected to reflect an increase to his income through the sales of his book. But the unveiling will also open up Sanders, who released a single year of returns during the last campaign, to increased scrutiny -- the kind befitting his frontrunner status in this increasingly competitive and crowded Democratic primary field.

Speaking to CNN, Shakir said that Sanders "believes in opportunity for all, and the fact that he is somebody who has personally benefited from that opportunity is something that he feels should be a shared opportunity with everyone else. He's made some money off a book. And I think that the opportunity that he has had is evaporating for so many others. He feels that strongly."

"Particularly as you get into future generations of Americans, it's less likely that somebody with little income could become a millionaire," Shakir added. "That is an ethic I think that truly does guide him. There's nothing about any of these tax returns or the money or anything that'll come out that'll change that fundamental fact one bit."

Sanders' book, "Our Revolution," was released in November 2016, a week after Donald Trump won the presidency. It claimed a spot on The New York Times' bestseller list. The book is about his bid for the presidency and the grassroots movement he worked to create while running against, and ultimately losing to, Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

His most recent book, "Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance," was published in November 2018 and outlines the blueprint for his 2020 presidential run. Sanders entered the race in February.

Sanders, who has been pressed on a timetable for his taxes everywhere from the halls of Congress to the airwaves of Comedy Central, now plans to turn the focus on Trump, who has never made public his own. Trump's acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, recently said congressional Democrats -- who have formally requested them from the Internal Revenue Service -- will "never" see Trump's returns.

"Hey Mr. Trump," Sanders said after pledging on "The Daily Show" to releasing a decade of returns, "do the same thing."

During his interview with the Times, Sanders pushed back on comparisons between himself and the President.

"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," he said.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 49063

Reported Deaths: 2732
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11760689
Lake5276246
Elkhart340255
Allen2835133
St. Joseph200169
Cass16429
Hamilton1608101
Hendricks1425100
Johnson1296118
Porter76738
Tippecanoe7359
Clark66844
Madison66764
Bartholomew59145
Vanderburgh5876
LaPorte58326
Howard58058
Kosciusko5624
Marshall5016
Noble48528
LaGrange4779
Jackson4733
Boone45443
Delaware45252
Hancock45236
Shelby43125
Floyd38444
Morgan32731
Monroe30928
Montgomery29720
Grant29626
Clinton2902
Dubois2886
Henry28216
White26610
Decatur25432
Lawrence24825
Dearborn23823
Vigo2388
Warrick22729
Harrison21622
Greene19032
Miami1862
Jennings17712
Putnam1708
DeKalb1634
Scott1628
Daviess14817
Wayne1436
Orange13623
Perry1359
Steuben1302
Franklin1268
Ripley1247
Jasper1232
Wabash1142
Carroll1102
Fayette1037
Newton9910
Gibson982
Whitley975
Starke943
Randolph804
Huntington782
Jefferson762
Wells751
Fulton721
Jay680
Washington671
Pulaski661
Knox640
Clay604
Rush583
Owen501
Adams491
Benton480
Posey450
Sullivan451
Spencer441
Brown421
Blackford392
Crawford320
Fountain322
Tipton311
Switzerland280
Parke240
Martin220
Ohio180
Vermillion140
Warren141
Union130
Pike110
Unassigned0193

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 60181

Reported Deaths: 2991
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Franklin10879439
Cuyahoga8277383
Hamilton6287206
Lucas2836303
Marion273639
Summit2241207
Pickaway220541
Montgomery220131
Mahoning1861239
Butler167447
Columbiana130960
Stark1156113
Lorain106468
Trumbull99774
Warren89525
Clark7809
Delaware61715
Fairfield60517
Tuscarawas58510
Belmont55522
Medina54332
Lake52920
Licking52012
Miami47531
Portage46159
Wood45251
Ashtabula43744
Clermont4317
Geauga41443
Wayne36552
Richland3515
Allen32841
Mercer2909
Greene2879
Darke25326
Erie25022
Holmes2453
Huron2282
Madison2029
Ottawa16024
Washington14020
Sandusky13814
Crawford1365
Putnam13215
Ross1323
Coshocton1302
Hardin12312
Morrow1181
Auglaize1074
Jefferson922
Union921
Monroe8917
Muskingum891
Hancock831
Preble801
Athens791
Hocking798
Guernsey763
Lawrence740
Williams722
Shelby704
Clinton680
Logan651
Fulton630
Ashland621
Carroll603
Wyandot605
Brown591
Scioto540
Defiance533
Knox531
Fayette480
Highland461
Champaign441
Van Wert420
Perry371
Seneca352
Henry320
Jackson260
Paulding260
Adams241
Pike240
Vinton222
Gallia201
Harrison121
Meigs120
Morgan110
Noble110
Unassigned00
Fort Wayne
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 95°
Angola
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 75°
Huntington
Scattered Clouds
89° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 95°
Decatur
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 85°
Van Wert
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 85°
AM Storms, Slightly Cooler Friday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events