Over Easter weekend, protests erupted over the continued secrecy of Donald Trump’s tax returns all across the country. Now that tomorrow is Tax Day in America, we can only expect that the call for transparency is going to get far louder as the Trump administration continues to lie its ass off about why Trump still can’t release the same documents that his predecessors have.
Earlier today, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a pathetic attempt to defend Trump and he failed miserably. Building upon his extremely disastrous blunders from last week, Spicer gave a truly disappointing answer to what was a straightforward question.
When CNBC’s Eamon Javers asked Spicer if Trump would at least release his most recent tax returns, due to the fact that they might not be under the audit that Trump’s previous returns are, Spicer couldn’t even answer the question. He insisted that Trump was is under “the same audit that existed, so nothing has changed.”
Javers didn’t give up, though, pressing Spicer to see if Trump would at least allow the IRS to confirm that there is an audit going on, which Spicer refused to answer. A little later, ABC’s Jon Karl brought the subject up again and asked Spicer if “it’s time to say, once and for all, that the president is never going to release his tax returns.”
What did Spicer say? “We’ll have to get back to you on that.”
Press Sec.: “Nothing has changed” in terms of POTUS releasing tax returns: “The president is under audit. It’s a routine one. It continues.” pic.twitter.com/gAR1sz5ige
— ABC News (@ABC) April 17, 2017
Absolutely pathetic. Obviously, the Trump administration is freaking out about the recently revived outrage over his taxes now that Tax Day is only a day away. Over the weekend, Trump spent part of his Easter Sunday whining about the protests over his tax returns, reminding the “paid” protesters all over the country that he had won the election. As we all know, the more erratic Trump and Spicer’s behavior becomes, the more they have to worry about.
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