Tax March: Thousands in Denver demand to see Trump's tax returns

Posted at 5:19 PM, Apr 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-16 12:32:06-04

DENVER – Thousands took to the streets in Denver demanding to see President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

Protesters gathered at Civic Center Park and rallied together Saturday afternoon to ask for transparency and honesty from the president when it comes to his financial dealings.

The Tax March in Denver, one of more than 150 held across the nation, was also held in the hopes of creating pressure for Congress to enact legislation forcing elected officials to release their tax returns.

“The taxes would release a great deal,” said Donna Victor, a protester who spoke with Denver7. “He needs transparency. He’s President of the United States of America and it’s very important to be transparent.”

But the rallying cries didn’t come just from his opponents.

“I’m actually hoping to find out that he has no questionable business dealings,” said Lisa Curwen. “I would rest easier. I feel like I could get behind my president.”

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During the campaign trail, President Trump promised to release his tax returns but after 86 days in office, he has yet to do so.

Back in January, the Trump administration tried to quietly put the issue under the rug when White House advisor Kellyanne Connway told ABC News Trump would not release his tax returns because voters “didn’t care.”

But a new poll released this week by Global Strategy Group found that 80 percent of Americans – including 64 percent of Republicans – want to see Trump’s tax returns.

Several speakers including U.S. Representative Jared Polis, Congressman Joseph Salazar and members of the Colorado ACLU, spoke at the Tax March.


GALLERY: See photos of the Tax March in Denver

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