Mark Sanford (Former SC Repubican Gov) wrote an op-ed piece to Donald Trump encouraging him to release his tax returns. While he was Governor, Mark Sanford is famous for telling everyone he was hiking the Appalachian trail while he was in Buenos Aires schtupping an Argentine journalist. Not only was he involved in a sex scandal, he created a new euphemism for a sex scandal or “hiking the Appalachian trail.” So, when Mark Sanford calls someone out on not being transparent, it says something. (And, it’s just really funny.)
Then to sling a more subliminal insult at Trump, Mark Sanford picks the most unflattering photo of Trump to use in his article, where he looks less like a presidential candidate and more like a turtle coming up from air, or Jabba the Hut.
Why are tax returns so important? Because everyone running for President since Nixon has done it, and because it will most like show financial ties between Trump and Russian President Putin. Not that financial ties have to be proven to show a conflict of interest. According to HuffingtonPost, Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was the top political advisor to ex-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Or if you want a more splashy connection between Trump and Russian President Putin, there is this recent photo from US Weekly of Trump’s daughter on vacation with one of Putin’s former lovers, Wendi Murdoch.
While Sanford calls Trump out in a long winded op-ed letter, Jabba the Hutt might simply call Trump, “You weak minded fool!”