Democratic lawmakers made ironic use of Tax Day on Tuesday by calling for President Donald Trump to finally release his tax returns.
However, Trump appears to be completely uninterested and doesn't seem to even understand why people have an issue with his secrecy. On Saturday, tens of thousands of people flooded the streets across the country calling on Trump to acknowledge their demands, but it still seems that he's unlikely to listen.
In a press briefing on Tuesday, press secretary Sean Spicer was asked if the White House is ready to declare that the returns won't ever be made public. "We'll have to get back to you on that," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said.
Back in January, however, Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway made it clear that his tax returns would never be released. "The White House response is that he's not going to release his tax returns," Conway said.
"We litigated this all through the election. People didn't care," Conway said. "They voted for him, and let me make this very clear: Most Americans are very focused on what their tax returns will look like while President Trump is in office, not what his look like. And you know full well that President Trump and his family are complying with all the ethical rules, everything they need to do to step away from his businesses and be a full-time president," she added.
As 74 percent of the America public wants to see the president release his returns, something every presidential candidate since the 1970's has been expected to reveal, Democratic lawmakers have ramped up their demands that Trump unveil his tax returns.
"Trump will not release his taxes [because] he has something to hide. He's only out to enrich himself, his wealthy cabinet, and White House swamp," Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) tweeted on Tuesday.