Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Tens of Thousands Protest Coast-to-Coast Daring Trump to Release Taxes

Tens of Thousands Protest Coast-to-Coast Daring Trump to Release Taxes

Trump refused to share his returns based on the presence of an ongoing audit, even though the IRS has said that should pose no problem.

"It's the same thing that was discussed during the campaign: The president is under audit", White House Press Secretary Spicer said Monday when asked if Trump would release his 2016 returns.

On Saturday, thousands of protesters gathered in almost 200 cities for a nationwide Tax March, demanding that Trump release his taxes.

"We are taking the gloves off to say knock off the secrecy Mr. President", said Senator Ron Wyden of OR, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, which would play a leading role in tax reform measures being considered in Congress.

Three Republicans from the House Freedom Caucus - Rep. Mark Sanford, Rep. Ted Yoho and Rep. Justin Amash - have signed onto a Democratic measure to force the release of Trump's returns.

The impersonator "revealed" that he owed millions Deutsche Bank, but he also joked that he "knows where all of the Nazi gold is hidden" because he has it.

Trump appears to have decided that any fallout from not releasing his returns is potentially less damaging to him then releasing them.

While the Easter Bunny delivered treats Sunday morning, Trump delivered tweets in response to Saturday's Tax March.

The lingering tax return questions are just one of the transparency conflicts facing the administration.

Trump told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he would "certainly show tax returns if it was necessary". And he will say whatever he can say at the time about why he's not releasing them.

-Jason Chaffetz (UT): "If you're going to run and try to become the president of the United States, you're going to have to open up your kimono and show everything, your tax returns, your medical records".

And Saturday's nationwide protests on Saturday, April 15 - typically tax day, although not this year - spurred Trump's presidential motorcade to avoid protesters in West Palm Beach, Florida.

'Someone should look into who paid for the small organised rallies yesterday.

Also read: As Tax Day approaches, this is the No. 1 concern of most Americans.

Trump tweeted that he's already filed public financial disclosure forms that are "great".

Re: "Colorado Democrats push to require tax returns from presidential candidates, " April 17 news story.

Trump broke with decades of precedent when he declined to release his returns as a candidate for the Oval Office. "Now Tax Returns are brought up again?"

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