Target: Donald Trump, President-elect of the United States
Goal: Immediately release tax returns to prove no business dealings in Russia.
Donald Trump has been publicly asked once again if he will release his tax returns by a reporter at the first news conference the President-elect has given since his victory. He claimed that he could not because they were still under audit and that Americans are no longer interested in hearing about them anyway because he won. In asking the question, the reporter implied that Trump’s tax returns would prove whether or not he has business deals with Russia, certainly serving to increase the interest of the American people.
All former, living presidents released their tax returns before assuming office, and both tax lawyers and the IRS have said that an audit does not prevent him from making the returns public. Numerous polls show that citizens are very interested in seeing Trump’s tax returns in order to understand how much and where he makes his money. Sign this petition to remind Trump that America is still waiting for him to release his tax returns.
Dear President-elect Trump,
At your news conference where you had someone detail all the ways in which you will be divesting from your companies, you shoved aside a pertinent question asked by a reporter: When will you be releasing your tax returns?
Originally, you promised to release them if you ran for office, and now that you have been elected, it is only right for you to comply with this tradition of transparency. Maybe you could prove once and for all that you don’t have business holdings in Russia. I demand that you release your tax returns before assuming office.
[Your Name Here]
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