Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said Tuesday that Americans would continue to demand to see President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
In an interview on NBC’s “Today,” host Savannah Guthrie asked Warren if the issue was “over” after Trump won the presidency without releasing any of his tax returns, becoming the first president since Richard Nixon not to do so.
“No, the issue is not over,” Warren said. “He promised during the campaign that he would reveal his taxes. In fact, how many clips have you got here? He would reveal them after this, he would reveal them after that, oh, then he put it off.”
Trump repeatedly promised, before and during his run for the presidency, that he would release his tax returns as a candidate.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed Monday that Trump’s taxes were still under audit, which would not technically preclude them from being released.
Warren said she didn’t know if Trump would ever release the returns.
“But I’ll tell you this,” she continued, “I think that people are going to keep demanding it, and they’re going to keep demanding it and making their voices heard on this. Look, why is it the case that people at the very top should get a bunch of tax breaks, should be able to hide their business dealing, when everybody else pays? Everybody else gets out there and makes our roads and bridges work, makes our schools work. Lets see what Donald Trump is up to.”
After thousands of people took to the streets nationwide Saturday to demand the President release his tax records, Trump said the protestors had been paid, and that “the election is over.”
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