Protests over Trump tax returns delay

Protests over Trump tax returns delay

Protests over Trump tax returns delay

President Trump claimed that the tens of thousands of protesters around the country that want his tax returns made public were paid, and he is demanding an investigation into who paid them.

President Donald Trump reminded left wing activists nationwide that he won the election in a series of tweets Sunday morning.

While there is no legal requirement for Trump to release his taxes, he is the first not to do so in the modern era.

Trump has maintained that voters don't care that he was the first major-party nominee in more than 40 years not to release his tax returns.

Captain America actor Chris Evans also showed his support for protestors on his Twitter account in a one-word tweet, in which he reacted to billionaire and reality TV star Trump's previous promise to release his tax returns.

The "small rallies" were held at "dozens" of cities across the country, ranging from hundreds in South Florida at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, to thousands in the streets of New York City, per The Washington Post.

The demonstrations came just days before Tuesday's deadline for taxpayers to file their returns.

GREG ALLEN, BYLINE: As a candidate, Donald Trump said he wouldn't release his tax returns because he was being audited by the IRS. Even so, Lisa Saunders said she's not optimistic this national protest would lead the president to release his taxes.

At least 20 people were arrested Saturday at a park in Berkley, Calif., when attendees of a pro-Trump and an anti-Trump rally clashed.

Protesters in Raleigh, North Carolina, said they suspect that Trump's returns might show he has paid little or nothing to the government he now heads, or that he was indebted to Russian, Chinese or other foreign interests.

And no, you can't see his tax returns! Critics says his failure to do so raises conflict-of-interest questions concerning his vast business empire.

Republicans have also rebuffed Democrats' efforts to get the House Ways and Means Committee to act.

The Tax March in NY "exceeded expectations", in both number of participants and in the hostile reaction from the president on Twitter, a rally organizer told Metro.

Many featured oversized inflatable chickens with the President's features, suggesting Mr Trump is too afraid to make details of his tax affairs public.

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