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Bernie Sanders is a millionaire socialist. Does it matter?

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New York: In the 2016 presidential election campaign Donald Trump smashed a norm of US politics by refusing to release his tax returns.

The President continues to resist doing so, even as congressional Democrats subpoena his tax filings.

Not apologising: Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a Fox News town-hall style event.Credit:AP

Another prominent politician, at the opposite end of the ideological spectrum, has also been less than enthusiastic about revealing his personal wealth to the American public: Bernie Sanders.

In a February town hall the Vermont senator, a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, said he would release his tax returns "sooner than later". Fifty days later he still hadn't done so.

The reason for his reluctance became clear on Monday, local time, when Sanders published a decade's worth of tax returns.

Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders on Monday released tax returns covering the past ten years.........

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