Nationwide Protests Demand Trump Release Tax Returns

  • Nationwide Protests Demand Trump Release Tax Returns

Nationwide Protests Demand Trump Release Tax Returns

Nearly all major presidential candidates since the 1970s have released their tax returns, but Trump did not do so, saying he would when his audit ended. "We're here to say we care", said Singh. Kinzinger said the Trump administration should keep with White House tradition.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators hit the pavement in more than 150 cities across the country, including New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, on Saturday, urging Trump to disclose his tax returns - something nearly every major presidential candidate has done since the 1970s.

The demonstrators complain that unlike previous presidential candidates over the past several decades, Trump did not release any of his tax returns.

About 200 people attended a demonstration in a downtown Raleigh plaza between the state history and natural sciences museums. Some hopeful anti-Trump voters speculate that the president's tax returns could contain a smoking gun that would show his overwhelming financial ties to Russian Federation. You probably listed more charitable contributions.

Comedian Sarah Silverman told The Associated Press that she feels "beholden to be an active citizen".

Seventy-one-year-old Ilene Singh said he's wrong. "We march because it is in the best interest of the American people to know what financial entanglements and conflicts of interest our leaders have".

Similar protests are being held in dozens more cities including Washington, D.C., Chicago and Mar-A-Lago, Florida.

Six minutes later at 8:24 a.m. - and possibly after realizing that it was a holiday - POTUS tweeted a Happy Easter to all his followers.

About 25,000 to as many as 35,000 protesters poured onto New York City streets on Saturday, according to NYPD estimates, organizer Wes Shockley said.

On Sunday, he appeared on Twitter to respond to nationwide protests a day earlier, calling on him to release his tax returns.

But a new poll released this week by Global Strategy Group found that 80 percent of Americans - including 64 percent of Republicans - want to see Trump's tax returns. Of course, with weekends tax day often isn't the 15th - so much as it is April 16 or even April 17.

The main march on Saturday unfolded in the nation's capital, where protesters gathered in front of the Capitol and then marched west along Pennsylvania Avenue.

"I think it would be in the President's benefit to release them, and I think as the American people, we want to see that", Kinzinger said. It has legal authority to obtain confidential tax records, and could vote to make them public.