It's tax day. Should Trump let us see his returns?

Cornelia Mascio
Aprile 20, 2017

On Saturday, April 15, the day traditionally recognized as the day US taxes are due, citizens gathered across the country to protest President Donald Trump still keeping his tax returns under wraps.

It's not nearly impossible for a Republican to easily win the Electoral College.

As million scramble to meet tonight's tax deadline, President Trump faces this: "Every other President has shown their tax returns and I think there's something in there that he wants to hide", said one protester.

After initially promising to release his tax returns during the presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly avoided doing so and became the first president in four decades to not make his tax information public.

In criticizing the protests, Mr. Trump questioned the motives of the demonstrators and said the question of his tax returns was settled in the November election. Reports state that several fights broke out in the park where hundreds of people were gathered, including Trump supporters who held a free speech rally, while the president's opponents chanted against him, according to East Bay Times newspaper.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, of NY, has said Trump's refusal to release his returns could hinder Republicans' prospects for a rewrite of the tax code. "They're the only ones who ask", said Trump in January.

Protesters attend the Tax Day March in Cambridge
It's tax day. Should Trump let us see his returns?

But 71-year-old Ilene Singh said he's wrong.

Other events took place without major incidents in such USA cities as Chicago, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and outside pf Trump's south Florida resort home, Mar-a-Lago. "We're here to say we care", said Singh.

However, the president would also like you to know that he himself isn't happy.

One of Trump's sharpest critics in the House spoke to protesters at the U.S. Capitol just before they set off on a march to the National Mall in Washington. Being under audit does not prohibit tax returns from being released.

Kinzinger is among few Republicans joining Democrats on the issue.

Spicer's comments come after several "Tax March" demonstrations took place in almost 150 cities on Saturday, demanding the disclosure of this information.

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