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Donald Trump used the 'your ma' comeback to a heckler

“Go home to mom. And your mother is voting for Trump.”

Source: LesGrossman News/YouTube

IT IS A comeback known to anyone who’s ever argued with a teenage boy.

Now, it’s one used by potential leaders of the free world. During a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania this afternoon, Republican nominee Donald Trump was interrupted with a cry of “Black Lives Matter”.

Responding as only he can, Trump told the heckler:

Go home to mom. And your mother is voting for Trump.

Trump went on to assure the crowd he would win Pennsylvania, despite a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll having him 11 percentage points down.

Taxes

Campaign 2016 Trump Source: Evan Vucci

It had been a contentious campaign for Trump, as protesters held signs demanding he release his tax forms.

His opponent Hillary Clinton today released hers.

Clinton and her husband Bill, the former president, reported $10.6 million in income for 2015. They paid $3.6 million in federal income tax, according to the document, which was posted on the Democratic presidential candidate’s web page.

Over the course of their careers the Clintons have published all of their tax returns since 1977. Democrats repeatedly point to this as evidence of transparency on the part of the power couple.

Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine also released his returns for the past 10 years on Friday.

Campaign 2016 Trump Source: Evan Vucci

But the billionaire Trump has declined to release his, arguing that his tax returns for the past several years are being audited.

“Donald Trump is hiding behind fake excuses and backtracking on his previous promises to release his tax returns,” Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri said. “What is he trying to hide?”

The Clintons’ main sources of income were Mr Clinton’s paid speeches, to the tune of $5.2 million, and a payment to Hillary Clinton from the publisher of her last book, Simon & Schuster, for three million dollars.

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