De Blasio and Dems mock Trump on Tax Day

Andrew Rafferty
Following his 90-minute meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump at Trump Tower in New York, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held a press conference to apprise the press of the substance of the meeting and to answer questions regarding policy differences between the two.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dinged President Donald Trump on tax day Tuesday, joining the choir of Democrats demanding the president release his tax returns to the public.

"See, President Trump? It's not that hard," de Blasio tweeted with a link to his own 2016 tax records.

@NYCMayor: See, President Trump? It's not that hard.

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"We won't bore you with the endless excuses our president has made. He'll just say this: No one forces any of us to run for public office, but those in public office must be transparent about our finances," the mayor wrote in a post on Medium.

Protesters around the country rallied last weekend to demand the president release his tax returns. Trump and his advisers have maintained that he will not release them because they are under audit, breaking from decades of precedent by past presidents who have made their returns public.

@RepSwalwell: #TaxDay is here, but @realDonaldTrump – unlike every POTUS since Nixon – still refuses to release his tax returns. Nothing to hide? Show us.

@PattyMurray: Donald Trump is the first president elected in modern history who has not released his tax returns. #TaxDay

@RepSeanMaloney It's #TaxDay - opportunity to remind ppl POTUS still hasn't released tax returns.

@RonSwyden: #OnThisDay—#TaxDay—it's astounding for Trump to demand public trust without meeting lowest ethics bar every Pres. since Watergate has met.

A Quinnipiac poll last month found an overwhelming majority of Americans — 68 percent — think Trump should release his tax returns. Throughout the campaign, the Republican said he wanted to release the taxes but was unable to as the IRS was reviewing them.

Though the tone from Trump advisers shifted after Trump's surprise victory last November, with aides saying the election results show Americans are uninterested in the president's financial situation.

But the issue has been a lightening rod for critics who say Trump's lack of transparency suggests potential conflicts of interest. Republican Sen. Tom Cotton was booed by constituents at a town hall Monday when he relayed Trump's audit explanation when asked about why the president has not made the returns public.