On Saturday, April 15, the day traditionally recognized as the day USA taxes are due, citizens gathered across the country to protest President Donald Trump still keeping his tax returns under wraps.
Since Nixon, every president has released tax returns, except for Gerald Ford, who instead made public a decade's worth of summary data about his federal taxes.
Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Tim Mnuchin told the Financial Times Monday the White House's plan to pass tax reform legislation by August was "highly aggressive to not realistic at this point" in part because Trump still hasn't won over GOP lawmakers when it comes to healthcare reform. "We the People of Milwaukee intend to hold him accountable in the name of transparency and good governance", said Brian Eisold, rally organizer for the Milwaukee Tax Day.
Trump is the first president since Jimmy Carter to refuse to release his tax information.
"I did what was an nearly an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College!" he tweeted Sunday morning. The only way I can see Trump putting out the returns is if they are the only thing that can prove his lack of culpability in the Russian Federation hacking scandal.
Then-Senator Barack Obama's tax returns in 2008 reflected a huge spike in charitable donations during his presidential campaign. When the audit ends, I'll present them.
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Trump has previously said Americans don't care about his returns. The Internal Revenue Service has said Trump could release his returns regardless of an audit. The refrain to "take Trump seriously, but not literally", is by now a cliché, and one whose usefulness is belied by Trump's tendency to pursue very literal interpretations of his campaign promises.
'Someone should look into who paid for the small organised rallies yesterday.
The demonstrations were timed to coincide with the traditional April 15 deadline for annual tax filings, a key date on the calendar for United States households, and resulted in dozens of arrests.
Tax Day 2017 won't bring the release of President Trump's 2016 tax returns.
Trump has continually cited his audit as his reasoning for not releasing his returns. A day after the massive January 21 women's march in Washington and other cities, comedy writer Frank Lesser tapped out on Twitter, "Trump claims no one cares about his taxes".
Re: "Colorado Democrats push to require tax returns from presidential candidates, " April 17 news story.