Tomorrow, April 15, Tax Day, is also the day for the Tax March. (I confess I only learned about it yesterday.) In Washington DC and in cities across the country, Americans will gather and march to demand Pres. Trump release his tax returns.
Like so many others, I believe Trump’s refusal to release his tax information not only flies in the face of custom and expectations but, more importantly, signals that he is hiding something. It takes no imagination at all to think that he has massive foreign investments, financial losses, few or no contributions to charities, tax manipulations and dodges that we peons have never even heard of, and/or far less personal wealth than he’d like us to think.
And if that weren’t reason enough, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway asserted in January:
“We litigated this all through the election. People didn’t care. They voted for him, and let me make this very clear: Most Americans are — are very focused on what their tax returns will look like while President Trump is in office, not what his look like.”
I hope there’s a massive turnout tomorrow if only to prove her wrong. I think, or hope, that people do care. A lot. But regardless of the turnout, I’ve no doubt Trump will blow it off as just a few hundred paid agitators or something similar.
And after that, there will be another flat refusal to release any tax returns. Personally I don’t think a MOAB could pry that information out of him.
April 16, 2017: Sure enough, first thing this morning Trump tweeted “Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies.”