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Trump tweets on tax returns

Trump tweets on tax returns

Across the country, demonstrators took to the streets Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.

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

In January, shortly after Trump's inauguration, the White House stated that the president would not be releasing his tax returns.

The president tweeted about the rallies about 9 a.m. on Easter Sunday.

"Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday", Trump tweeted today.

Even now, with so many other issues ongoing, the American people still want to see Trump's taxes.

The Tax March in Denver, one of more than 150 held across the nation, was also held in the hopes of creating pressure for Congress to enact legislation forcing elected officials to release their tax returns. "The election is over!" he tweeted. Several hundred protesters marched across the bridge that divides West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, chanting and hoisting signs that read "Don the Con", "Go back to New York", "Show your taxes!" and "Show me the money!"

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The demonstrations were timed to coincide with the traditional April 15 deadline for annual tax filings, a key date on the calendar for U.S. households, and resulted in dozens of arrests.

The symbol of this protest was a giant inflatable chicken that has hair sort of reminiscent to Trump and implies the president is too chicken to release his taxes.

Protesters walk by the Trump hotel during the "Tax March" on April 15, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Trump has repeatedly said that only the media cares about his taxes. He later said that voters don't care.

Protesters in Raleigh, North Carolina, said they suspect Trump's returns might show he has paid little or nothing to the government he now heads, or that he was indebted to Russian or other foreign interests.

"I'm actually hoping to find out that he has no questionable business dealings", said Lisa Curwen. Protesters say Americans deserve to know about Trump's potential conflicts of interest.

Democrats are pushing for a vote on a bill from Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat from California, which would require the president and all major-party nominees to publicly disclose their previous three years of tax returns with the Office of Government Ethics or the Federal Election Commission.

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