Trump: Tax Day protesters were paid

President Donald Trump claimed Sunday that protesters were paid to hold Tax Day rallies protesting the president for not releasing his tax returns.

"I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?" the president tweeted. "Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!"

On Saturday, demonstrations were held nationwide in a call for Trump to release his tax returns. The rallies were held three days before this year’s tax day, which is the deadline for taxpayers to file their federal returns.

Trump has repeatedly said he would not release his tax returns publicly because he says he’s under audit by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS, however, has said that the audit does not prohibit Trump from releasing his returns.

The president has also in the past claimed that protesters who have attended his rallies — and, more recently, those that have attended town halls for GOP congressional members — are being paid to do so.


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