Thousands at rallies demand Trump release tax returns

The IRS said past year that an audit does not prevent individuals from releasing their returns.

Tens of thousands of people have marched in dozens of United States cities to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public doesn't care about the issue.

Protesters in several American cities this weekend urged Trump to release his tax returns in demonstrations tied to Tax Day.

Mike Pence says during a vice presidential debate with Democratic candidate Tim Kaine that Trump has not "broken his promise" about releasing tax returns.

Trump is the first president since Jimmy Carter to refuse to release his tax information. It's like during the campaign, remember, when he signed that pledge to support the Republican candidate and then when he thought he wasn't going to win the primary he was saying, "the pledge doesn't apply because they treated me very unfairly".

He suggested that Americans could derived what they needed to know about the president's finances from the decade-old documents that were provided to Johnston by an anonymous source. "Where are his new tax returns?"


The White House is reportedly overhauling its tax reform plans, with a series of unorthodox proposals created to appeal to Democrats, including a dramatic cut to payroll tax, the Associated Press reported last week. He said they were being audited.

Images of tax protesters in cities including Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and NY flooded social media.

Organized by Philadelphia Jobs With Justice, a local nonprofit in the area, the march wanted to show specifically with the tax returns and get answers to some questions that have been surrounding the Trump campaign and now presidency.

Back in January, the Trump administration tried to quietly put the issue under the rug when White House advisor Kellyanne Connway told ABC News Trump would not release his tax returns because voters "didn't care."

Ever since he started running, the real estate tycoon has refused to voluntarily release his tax returns like his predecessors. In West Palm Beach, some of those marching said they'd taken part in protests nearly every weekend since Trump was sworn in. She demanded Trump release his tax returns as a way to prove his loyalties lie with the American people, and that his loyalties are indeed with the constituents he serves.

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