An attempt by liberal bellyachers to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns has hit a predictable dead end.
“The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns,” the president’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday on ABC News, responding to a question about a White House petition launched immediately following Trump’s inauguration demanding that he release his returns.
“The unprecedented economic conflicts of this administration need to be visible to the American people, including any pertinent documentation which can reveal the foreign influences and financial interests which may put Donald Trump in conflict with the emoluments clause of the Constitution,” that petition read.
By Saturday morning, the petition had already accumulated the 100,000 signatures required for it to receive a response of some sort within 30 days in accordance with White House policy. By Sunday, it had passed 200,000.
It’s important to note that in the first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton in September, Trump did say he would release his tax returns eventually, so critics have a valid argument — and ammunition to work with. But as Conway argued Sunday, the questions about Trump’s taxes were hashed out during the campaign.
“We litigated this all through the election — people didn’t care; they voted for him,” Conway added. “And let me make this very clear — most Americans are very focused on what their tax returns will look like while President Trump is in office, not what his look like.”
The president was not necessarily out of the woods yet. The Huffington Post announced Morning that liberal activists were planning to hold a protest rally in April to again try and pressure Trump into releasing his tax returns.
Likewise, Twitter had become inundated with hundreds of tweets referencing the so-called #TrumpTaxesMarch.
— Clapbackcalamity (@clapback_lboogz) January 23, 2017
I’m in! #TrumpTaxesMarch April 15th. Just spread the word and marches will happen all over the country! RT
— Karen J (@kazroxx) January 23, 2017
— Jeremy Randolph (@JeremyRandolph8) January 23, 2017
Conservatives were presumably too busy sending their kids off to school, preparing for work and worrying over their own tax returns to participate in the rambunctious Twitter whining.
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