Trump hits back at tax protests, asks 'who paid' for rallies
- Author: Todd Kelly Apr 18, 2017,
Apr 18, 2017, 1:35
Protesters across the US demanded one thing on Saturday - that President Trump release his tax returns.
'I did what was an nearly an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College!
Donald Trump accused the Tax March of being a paid protest, which is really just his latest sign of disrespect toward the American people.
Presidents have been releasing their tax returns since Richard Nixon's administration, making Trump the first president in 40 years to refuse his tax returns in office, according to CNN.
"The taxes would release a great deal", said Donna Victor, a protester who spoke with Denver7.
The Tax Day protests were largely peaceful, with the exception of Berkeley, California.
In another, he suggested that someone "should look into who paid for the small organised rallies yesterday", adding: "The election is over!"
In a separate development, the White House confirmed Sunday that the president will visit Wisconsin, House Speaker Paul Ryan's home state, on Tuesday.
Trump has repeatedly said that only the media cares about his taxes.
Trump suggested that rallies in Florida, New York and Washington, among other United States cities, were an extension of the battle for an election that is "over". After listening to speakers including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Chicago) began marching down Wacker Drive.
Trump, who beat Hillary Clinton in the electoral college despite losing the popular vote by almost 3m ballots, was the first major-party nominee in more than 40 years not to release his tax returns, reneging on a campaign commitment to release them.
On Saturday morning, chickens could be spotted on the steps of the Capitol building and outside the Trump Hotel.
In addition to major USA cities, including Washington and Los Angeles, marches are planned in Europe, Japan and New Zealand. Experts believe those records would uncover any of Trump's financial conflicts of interest, including possible business ties to Russian Federation.
But a poll from the Pew Research Center in January found that more than two-thirds of all Americans believe the president has an obligation to release his tax returns. "Now Tax Returns are brought up again?", he tweeted minutes earlier.