Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Tax Day, or April 15th, the day which most year represents the deadline for filing one’s income taxes, did not pass by unnoticed by thousands of Trump protestors.

As The New York Times reported:

In a Tax Day groundswell of calls for President Trump to release his tax returns, hundreds of protesters marched to Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago getaway on Saturday in Florida, and thousands more gathered in Washington and other cities across the country.

On a waterfront patch facing Mr. Trump’s resort, where he is spending the weekend, demonstrators chanted “Pay! Your! Taxes!” and held signs calling him “Chicken in Chief” — the chicken being a symbol at the rallies of how Mr. Trump was “scared” to follow decades of presidential practice in releasing the returns.


Judging by his Twitter account, these protests had an irritating effect on the president.

First Trump tweeted his surprise that his tax returns would again be an issue after his November victory:




Then he immediately called for an investigation into the Tax Day protesters, claiming they may be bought and paid for by:


Much of the media immediately dismissed the claim that the Tax Day protest was sponsored.

NBCNews.com for example called it an “unsubstantiated claim” and gave the charge no other thought besides accusing Trump of using “paid actors to pose as rally attendees” during the presidential campaign.

However, Trump has a history of being a victim of paid protestors.

In fact, according to the Washington Times,

Two top Democratic strategists have exited the presidential campaign after explosive undercover videos showed them discussing voter fraud and their roles in planting paid agitators at campaign events for Republican candidate Donald Trump.

And some stand by the disputed claim that George Soros funded the Day Without A Woman protest in March.

Also it is amusing to note that Trump’s “The election is over!” may be a reference to President Obama’s comment to his defeated presidential rival John McCain very early in his first term:



TaxMarch.org, which is credited for organizing the Tax Day protest, writes on its website:

The Tax March is a movement gaining momentum around the country to demand transparency and fairness from our Commander-in-Chief. Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump told the American people he would release his tax returns. Despite intense public pressure, President Trump has not yet done so – breaking with 40 years of precedent in the process. His administration’s excuse? “People don’t care.”

We do care. Without seeing his tax returns, we have no idea what he’s hiding – shady business deals? Financial ties to foreign countries? Conflicts of interest? – or who his policies are really benefitting.

However, it is unlikely that Trump, or any business man doing nefarious or illegal deals with foreign governments, would made such a deal evident on a tax return.

Furthermore, Russia is both an ally of Syria’s and a nation that is heavily dependent upon other nations buying Russian oil exports at a high price.

Since Trump has been president, he has given the go-ahead to the Keystone XL pipeline, which some contend will lower oil prices. And he has approved a bombing into Syria.

In short, Trump as president as been anything but pro-Russian.