Trump boasts about victory in response to tax returns pressure

Frederick Owens
April 21, 2017

Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, April 15, 2017. "Now tax returns are brought up again?" he tweeted Sunday after Saturday's protests.

Thousands of people turned out for a march through midtown Manhattan on Saturday to demand that US President Donald Trump release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue.

"I did what was an nearly impossible thing to do for a Republican - easily won the Electoral College!"

Trump has continually cited his audit as his reasoning for not releasing his returns. Every president and presidential nominee for the past 40 years has made their tax returns public, except for President Trump. He said they were being audited. Trump wrote on Twitter that "someone" should investigate "who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday". Officers confiscated knives and makeshift weapons.

Two of the biggest Tax rallies took place in NY and Los Angeles, where witnesses said about 5,000 people were present in each cities, demanding the president to release his taxes.

Democrats like Sen. Warren will continue to make the moral argument against Donald Trump and Republican economic ideology.

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Other events took place without major incidents in such US cities as Chicago, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and outside pf Trump's south Florida resort home, Mar-a-Lago. "We're here to say we care", said Singh. At least 125,000 people, a modest estimate based on Facebook RSVPs, are believed to have marched in more than 150 demonstrations held throughout the country, he said. "And you know full well that President Trump and his family are complying with all the ethical rules, everything they need to do to step away from his businesses and be a full-time president", she added. "I hope Republicans see it".

But it's unlikely they'll see returns anytime soon - if at all.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Monday that President Trump's 2016 tax returns are under audit and will not be released.

Critics say Trump's failure to release returns raises conflict-of-interest questions about his business empire.

But in February, a CBS News poll found that 56 percent of Americans think it's necessary for him to release his tax returns.

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