Trump critic: We 'won't be quiet' about taxes

The rally came as protesters are taking to the streets across the country to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.

Ilene Singh said she and her friend, Geraldine Markowitz, took a bus from New Jersey to join the crowd and "say we care" about Trump's taxes. They say the proposed cuts to health care, education, transportation are cruel and inhumane.

Critics have raised questions about what Trump's tax returns say about his net worth and about his various business ties.

"Despite intense public pressure, President Trump has not yet done so - breaking with 40 years of precedent in the process", march organizers said on their website.

A day after the massive January 21 women's march in Washington and other cities, comedy writer Frank Lesser tapped out on Twitter, "Trump claims no one cares about his taxes".

On Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a video organized with Civic Action charging that Trump's refusal to release his returns means he's hiding something.

Democrats have offered legislation that would require Trump, future presidents and major party nominees to release their tax returns but that legislation has failed to gain traction in a GOP-controlled Congress.

About 2,000 demonstrators are expected to take part in the Mar-a-Lago march, organizers told the Palm Beach Post.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, of NY, has said Trump's refusal to release his returns could hinder Republicans' prospects for a rewrite of the tax code.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of MA, on Friday posted an online video urging Congress to force Trump to release the returns.

"This march isn't just about papers - it's about economic justice", the organizers' Facebook event page says.

"On April 15, we're marching on Washington and in communities across the country to send a clear message to Donald Trump: You work for us, and we demand answers". Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.

The protests were timed to coincide with the traditional April 15 deadline for USA tax filings (though this year the deadline falls on April 18).

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump's tax returns were a frequent subject of conversation, and opponents in both parties called on him to release them.

Priscilla Evans, a 25-year-old Wendy's worker from Virginia who struggles to support her family on $7.25 an hour, will give remarks Saturday at the march in Washington, D.C. The White House is days away from deciding whether to follow through on Trump's campaign pledge to declare China as such - a move that could lead to new USA tariffs if China doesn't change its practices.



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