We Hit a Nerve! Trump Lashes Out at Tax March Protesters.
|APR 17, 2017 — Thank you to everyone who hit the streets on Saturday to protest Trump’s unprecedented refusal to release his tax returns.
Over 125,000 people marched, in more than 200 communities nationwide, demanding transparency from our president. Many of you even handed out signs promoting this petition in cities like San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia and even Honolulu. Check out photos from these marches on Change.org’s Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2pb1Djz
On Sunday, a clearly flustered Trump posted two tweets complaining about the Tax March.
At 6:07am Trump tweeted:
He followed that up with a tweet at 6:13am:
Newsflash, Mr. President. We marched because we’re patriots, and your refusal to release your taxes can only mean one thing. You have something to hide.
Here are some links to terrific coverage of and photos from the Tax March:
And check out this excellent USA Today op ed, which warns that if we don’t see Trump’s tax returns, his upcoming plans for tax reform will be “the art of the steal” where “the rest of us pay yet more tax while he, and probably his business partners and political allies, pay less.” http://usat.ly/2paTTOq
This week’s action? Please keep calling your House representative through our simple call-tool (just plug in your zip code and phone number and you’ll be connected): https://www.releasetrumpstaxes.org/#call-tool
Some suggested demands:
Finally, I want to extend a huge thank you to the Tax March organizers who worked so hard to make this happen. Their work isn’t over and you can still sign up to get updates from them here: http://bit.ly/2nwl9mV
Thank you again!
Seventy four percent.
That’s the overwhelming majority of Americans who want Donald Trump to release his tax returns, according to a recent poll conducted by ABC and The Washington Post.
Trump and his spin-artist Kellyanne Conway claim that “people don’t care” about the President’s foreign business dealings. But we know that’s simply not true.
Trump is the first president in 40 years not to release his tax returns. Keeping them a secret is a major violation of the American people’s trust.
That’s why Democratic senators introduced The Presidential Tax Transparency Act — so Trump has to disclose his most recent filings for the public to see.
There are pressing answers we must discover, like what Trump’s foreign business interests are and any conflicts of interests that could compromise his presidency.
Add your name to send a strong message that Americans are demanding Donald Trump release his tax returns before Tax Day.