Trump is in trouble. Why do I say this? Answer: Taxes. Trump refuses to reveal his taxes thinking that saying they are being audited is an excuse most will not challenge. In fact, however, auditing matters not. He still could revel his taxes to an American public from whom he wants the most consequential job on the planet. Why will he not reveal his taxes when all modern candidates for the presidency have done so?
Trump is really, in the final analysis, a dope for overtly and verbally challenging Russia's Putin to hack into Democratic email. He has advised a foreign power -- an enemy -- to influence the results of an American election. He cannot walk these egregious statements back although he has tried. If this not be treason it is damn close. He has given the Democrats now a gift that will keep on giving much like Nixon's Watergate did. One can only imagine if it were Hillary Clinton who said what Trump did to Putin against Republicans she would be skewered as she has been for infinitely less.
The issue of Trump's tax returns, of course, has to do with his fear of what the electorate may find out. We could find out he paid NO income taxes; we could find out he lied on his submissions BUT more importantly we could find out how much money he is borrowing in loans from Russia if any. Follow the money the old Watergate adage tell us. See links below.
If Russia loans Trump money because no one will loan him it here as he has a habit of not paying it back or declaring bankruptcy what will that mean? Maybe Russia even forgives a debt then what would Putin possibly want from a Trump presidency for that act of kindness? Try on the Baltic states and Eastern Europe for size. Putin wants to get back for his nation the empire it lost after the cold war. The Russian people would place him on a historical pedestal for life. He knows he could possibly get that from a Trump presidency because Trump says NATO can be abandoned if those nations do not pay their "fair share" and we also know Putin would be happy to fill the vacuum of power the abandonment of NATO would mean. Eastern Europe should tremble at a Trump presidency. Trump has committed a near treasonous if not wholly treasonous act suggesting Putin, a foreign enemy power, hack into Democratic emails and skew an American election toward Trump and he waxes effusive in his warm feelings for the autocrat as well.
Trump is SO stupid that he just gave the Democratic Party a gift. This issue will not die. His actions and his financial ties to Russia are now subject to investigation. Just what could Trump get from Putin? This begs investigation and the American electorate should demand nothing less than the submission of Trump's tax returns for public scrutiny. I would not want to be in Donald Trump's shoes as he steps into a black hole he has dug for himself no matter how expensive his shoes are.