Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Trump Breaks His Promise To Release His Tax Returns
With each passing day, we learn more and more that the promises Donald Trump made during his campaign were not real promises that he intended to keep. They were just statements designed to get him as many votes as possible -- statements that could easily be discarded once the election was over.
The latest broken promise from Trump regards the release of his tax returns. Every modern presidential candidate released their tax returns before the election. Trump did not. He said he couldn't release them because he was being audited -- and that as soon as the audit was over (or he was elected), he would release those tax returns. Most of us knew that was BS, because other candidates have released returns while being audited and the IRS said they had no problem with him releasing them.
Now everyone must realize that Trump never intended to release them. He was just telling a campaign lie (one of many).
An online petition was started at whitehouse.org asking him to release the returns -- and it got 200,000 signatures in just two days. President Obama always answered any petition that got 100,000 signatures, so Trump was shamed into answering the petition. But voters aren't going to like his answer.
The answer came from Trump aide Kellyanne Conway. She said on ABC's "This Week": That is