US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he plans to release a report on his financial holdings before the November 2020 presidential elections.
“I will be, at some point prior to the election, I will be giving out a financial report of me. And, it will be extremely complete,” Trump said at the White House.
The remark comes amid increased scrutiny of the government’s spending on properties held by his family.
“I’m going to give out my financial condition. And you will be extremely shocked that the numbers are many, many times what you think,” Trump said.
Trump suggested that his real estate business doesn’t need to be boosted by taxpayer money or government spending during his presidency.
“I don’t need to have somebody take a room overnight at a hotel,” Trump said.
Trump said Pence’s family “lives in Doonbeg, Ireland”. Pence had stayed at the property before Trump bought it “years ago”, the President claimed, saying Pence told him so and he believed in what the vice president said.
Earlier on Monday, Trump said that talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan are “dead”.
In 2001, US-led forces overthrew the Taliban government in Afghanistan because the militants had given safe haven to the Al-Qaeda network to plan the attacks on the US on September 11.