It was written all over Cuomo’s face that he just wasn’t buying it.
In a post-debate interview Thursday, Republican presidential contender Donald Trump clearly caught CNN’s Chris Cuomo off guard when the candidate offered an explanation as to why the IRS often audits him.
When Cuomo asked Trump why he wouldn’t release his tax records, the real estate developer said it wouldn’t be smart at this time because he was being audited.
“I’m always audited by the IRS, which I think is very unfair,” Trump added. “I dunno, maybe because of religion, maybe because of something else…”
“What do you mean, religion?” Cuomo interrupted.
“Maybe because of the fact that I’m a strong Christian,” he said. “Maybe there’s a bias.”
When you watch the clip via CNN, focus on Cuomo’s expression at Trump’s “strong Christian” remark.
Trump says he may be getting audited by IRS because he’s a “strong Christian.” #GOPDebate pic.twitter.com/WhqagdQEfs
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) February 26, 2016
Here’s another — just of Cuomo.
The look on Cuomo’s face when Trump suggests he’s being audited by IRS because he’s a “strong Christian” https://t.co/l8Ho8P0soT
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 26, 2016
Folks on social media caught it too. Here are a few examples:
@TheRyanParker @THR Look at Chris’s eyebrows fly up, Lmao
— DEE DEE H. (@deedee42066) February 26, 2016
@passantino @FL_Chelle Unfortunately, merely raising one’s eyebrows is not an effective follow-up question.
— Fred Garvin (@FredGarvin007) February 26, 2016
@TheRyanParker @THR All together now…W…T…F?
— Nela Knight (@nelaknight) February 26, 2016
@TheRyanParker @THR hahahhahahahhahahahahhaa
— Cara Patricia SF (@CaraPatricia) February 26, 2016
@passantino @charlescwcooke Cuomo’s face… Priceless.
— Megan Barber (@MegBarberVA) February 26, 2016
@passantino @BrianGr72327841 he still better than me. I actually laughed.
— Kalena Lindsey (@kalena141) February 26, 2016
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