- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Billionaire businessman and likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he had filed his personal financial disclosure form with the Federal Elections Commission, boasting that it was “the largest in the history of the FEC.”

The real estate mogul claimed that his net worth was $10 billion and that the disclosure form showed that he had an annual income in excess of $557 million.

The disclosure form was not yet available to the public at the FEC website. Mr. Trump filed his first personal financial disclosure in June.

Mr. Trump slammed Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernard Sanders for requesting an extension to file his “small” financial disclosure.

“Despite the fact that I am allowed extensions, I have again filed my report, which is 104 pages, on time,” he said in a statement. “Bernie Sanders has requested, on the other hand, an extension for his small report. This is the difference between a businessman and the all talk, no action politicians that have failed the American people for far too long.”

Mr. Trump said that his financial prowess demonstrated “the kind of thinking the country needs.”

“I have built an incredible company and have accumulated one of the greatest portfolios of real estate assets, many of which are considered to be among the finest and most iconic properties in the world,” said Mr. Trump.

The Trump campaign said the disclosure showed “tremendous cash flow” and a revenue increase of approximately $190 million, which it said does not include the value of dividends, interest, capital gains, rents and royalties in Mr. Trump’s portfolio.

“This income was utilized, among other things, for the funding of construction projects at various multimillion-dollar developments, reduction of debt and the funding of the campaign,” said the Trump campaign.

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