Conway: Trump isn’t going to release tax returns


Donald Trump’s aide Kellyanne Conway on Sunday said President Donald Trump will not release his tax returns.

“The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns,” Conway, a key Trump adviser, said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“We litigated this all through the election. People didn’t care. They voted for him, and let me make this very clear: most Americans are — are very focused on what their tax returns will look like while President Trump is in office, not what his look like.”

A White House petition calling for the president to release his tax returns has received more than 100,000 signatures, the number it needs to warrant a response from the administration.

{mosads}The petition was created Friday, shortly after Trump took the Oath of Office. It pushes the White House to “immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance.”

Conway said during the interview Sunday that the public knows Trump and his family are complying with all the ethical rules regarding the president’s business empire.

People want to know they’re going to get tax relief under a Trump administration, Conway said.

“He has promised that we just hope the Democratic Senate will support his tax relief package,” she said. 

“Because the Democratic Senate in 2001 did for President Bush, George, they passed tax relief for all Americans by June of that year. We hope the same happens here.”
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