US President Donald Trump has accused that protest rallies held across the country to demand the release of his tax returns were part of an organized conspiracy paid for by anonymous persons.
"Someone should look into who paid for the small organised rallies yesterday. The election is over," he said on Twitter Sunday.
"I did what was an almost impossible thing to do for a Republican - easily won the Electoral College! Now tax returns are brought up again?," he added.
Despite a pressing demand from the public, the businessman-turned politician has been ignoring a longstanding tradition followed by the presidents.
Dozens of protest marches were held in US cities, including in Washington DC and New York, Saturday.
Demonstrations took place also at the Mar-a-Lago resort in south Florida, where the President and his family spent the Easter weekend.
An online petition on the White House website demanding that the President immediately release his full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance, crossed one million.
"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 petition says.
A public petition needs 100,000 signatures within 30 days to get a response from the White House. The petition surpassed the signature goal within hours, and the White House response followed. Created on January 20, 1,090,807 people have signed the Petition so far.
by RTT Staff Writer
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