Trump Lashes Out at Tax Return Protesters: Who Paid Them?

Trump Lashes Out at Tax Return Protesters: Who Paid Them?

"It's the same thing that was discussed during the campaign: The president is under audit", White House Press Secretary Spicer said Monday when asked if Trump would release his 2016 returns.

Can President Donald Trump win public and Congressional support for any tax reform plan he proposes without releasing his full 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.

The rally here in Orlando on Saturday morning drew several hundred people who marched around Lake Eola, past Senator Bill Nelson's office and ending at his Republican colleague, Senator Marco Rubio's office. MTN News spoke with one of the event organizers who says the Kalispell event was full of energy.

Confronted repeatedly by his refusal to release his tax returns, Trump has claimed that he will release them when he is no longer under audit from the IRS, though there are no rules stipulating that he can not release his tax returns while he is under audit.

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Patricia Robbins, a retired school administrator living in Hazelwood who is also a Democratic Party precinct chair, said she came to the protest to demand answers.

And dozens of cities saw tax-themed marches on Saturday, April 15 - Tax Day, when it falls on a week day - where demonstrators held up signs like "Surrender Your Returns" and "Show me the money!"

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said on ABC's "This Week" that "the White House response is that he's not going to release his tax returns".

From there, at 9:07 a.m., Trump dove into a subject near and dear to his heart: His electoral college win. She rode a bus from New Jersey to New York City with her friend Geraldine Markowitz, 83, to take part in the protests.

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Mr Trump has previously claimed protesters at his rallies, and at Republican town hall meetings, were paid.

Trump appears to have decided that any fallout from not releasing his returns is potentially less damaging to him then releasing them.

Spicer's comments come after several "Tax March" demonstrations took place in almost 150 cities on Saturday, demanding the disclosure of this information. Pressed on whether Trump was prepared to rule out ever releasing his tax returns, Spicer demurred: "I'll have to get back to you on that". Every president and vice president has their tax returns automatically audited.

NBC Reporter Blayne Alexander questioned citizens on the street, "Does it bother you at all that president has not yet released his tax returns?" One tax scholar thinks there might be an easier way to find out more about Trump's finances through his state tax returns.

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