Donald Trump has dicked the American people around for so long, that even reporters are beginning to call him out on it. One issue in particular that has the public concerned, and is Trump’s insistence on keeping his taxes hidden from the people.
Trump is the first American president in recent decades to fool the American people into voting him into office without allowing us to see who he is financially connected to. In a recent press conference, White House spokesman Sean Spicer was asked whether Trump would release his 2016 taxes, to which he answered that those taxes were already under a routine audit.
“I think it’s been covered before. It’s the same thing that was discussed on the campaign trail. The president is under audit. It’s a routine one and it continues. And I think the American public [knows] clearly where he stands. This is something that he made very clear during the election cycle.”
ABC reporter, Johnathan Karl heard enough!
“You’ve been asked about this obviously a thousand times. You always talk about you’re under audit, the president is under audit. Is it time to say once and for all, the president is never going to release his tax returns?”
“We’ll have to get back to you on that,” Spicer replied. A well practiced phrase indeed.
What is Trump hiding? The man is already president but still he refuses to tell Americans the truth about the people he does business with.
Multiple petitions have been filed requesting a release of Trump’s taxes, but one if the more successful petitions was filed on the White House wrbsite and it gained over 1 million signatures.
The petition, which closed Sunday, asks the federal government to “immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance.”
“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,” the description of the petition says.