Thousands converged in Cambridge Commons Park Saturday as part of an worldwide Tax March movement calling for the release of President Trump's tax returns. One of them, a young girl, held a small sign that read "Trump is a tax e-VADER" and showed an image of Darth Vader wearing a blond hairpiece.
CHICAGO (AP) Protesters took to the streets in dozens of cities nationwide Saturday to call on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, saying Americans deserve to know about his business ties and potential conflicts of interest.
Protesters in Raleigh said they believed Trump's refusal to release his tax returns was a worrying sign.
Palm Beach resident Dan Baker said Saturday's march was the first rally that he's ever attended. In September, he told ABC News, "I don't think anybody cares, except some members of the press". When pressed on the issue as president, he's said he doesn't think most Americans care.
Tuesday is the deadline for taxpayers to file their returns. "We march because it is in the best interest of the American people to know what financial entanglements and conflicts of interest our leaders have".
And in October, The New York Times reported that Trump had declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 federal tax return, citing three pages of documents from the return. "He is the most corrupt we've ever had", Rice said.
President Donald Trump's motorcade took a circuitous route back to Mar-A-Lago after he spent Saturday morning at his golf course, avoiding Tax Day protesters headed toward his Palm Beach estate.
As a candidate and as president, Trump has refused to release his tax returns, breaking a decades-long tradition. She rode a bus from New Jersey to New York City with her friend Geraldine Markowitz, 83, to take part in protests.
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Wyden, along with several other Democratic senators, has introduced legislation to require that presidents, and those seeking to be nominated for the post, release their tax returns, in efforts to increase financial transparency in the United States government, according to The Hill.
However, tax experts have said that an audit doesn't preclude the release of tax returns.
The Washington, D.C., march began with a rally at the U.S. Capitol, where Sen.
Registered nurse Pam Craig, of Greensboro, North Carolina, says she'd like to ask Trump how much he "contributed to this country". Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.).
Mike Stasinos of Norwood Park wondered if Trump was hiding more than just not paying taxes.
Protesters are taking to the streets across the country to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of MA, on Friday posted an online video urging Congress to force Trump to release the returns. Many lawmakers, including some Republicans, have also called on him to make them public.