Trump downplays demands for personal tax details

A resident at Cotton's town hall Monday said that Trump's tax returns would expose his overseas interests - a hint at the central role Trump's tax returns have taken in the continuing investigations into Russia's meddling with U.S. elections.

The Trump tax marches were launched by a single tweet, organizers said.

Trump has repeatedly stated he will not release his tax returns as he is being audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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.

Others helping organize the events Saturday included labor unions and activist groups such as and Common Cause.

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

Now, he said the election has happened and he doesn't need to release his tax returns. "The election is over!" the president tweeted Sunday morning.

On Monday, a day before the deadline for most Americans to pay their 2016 taxes, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced that Trump's most recent taxes are being audited and will not be released. Yesterday, in Washington, New York and dozens of other cities, protesters loudly said that's not the case. The march was held on the traditional April 15 deadline for the United States federal tax returns, the filing however has been pushed back by two days.

The idea for the themed march came from law professor Jennifer Taub, who was angered when presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway said President Trump would not be releasing his tax returns because "people don't care". In Washington, protesters gathered for a rally in front of the Capitol and marched on the National Mall in the afternoon. "I'm really mad because he made Barack Obama produce his birth certificate, and he's not even producing his tax returns". They debunked Trump's claim that no one but the news media cares about his tax returns. Some hopeful anti-Trump voters speculate that the president's tax returns could contain a smoking gun that would show his overwhelming financial ties to Russian Federation.

His tweet came a day after thousands of protesters across the country gathered on what is traditionally Tax Day and urged him to release his tax returns.

And on February 3, in the midst of major protests against Trump's first executive order on immigration, the president tweeted that "Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"



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