4/19 Tax Day protests: Anti-Trump marches planned nationwide to demand tax returns

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Democratic lawmakers and liberal activists plan to ring in Tax Day with nationwide protests this weekend meant to pressure President Trump to release his tax returns -- with organizers hoping for the biggest anti-Trump showing since January's Women's March.

On Saturday, thousands are expected to attend 'Tax Marches' in approximately 150 cities, including several affiliated events overseas.

“Whether people support him or not, [releasing his tax returns] is something that people think he should do. I think there is a chance something like this could move him,” said Lisa Gilbert, vice president of legislative affairs at Public Citizen, one of the groups organizing the marches.

The president's supporters, however, see the marches -- and the persistent tax return focus -- as a waste of time.

In Colorado Springs, Trump backers plan to hold a counter-protest on Saturday. For them, what is in Trump's tax returns pales in comparison to what could be in his tax plan.

"Their whole message is they want to see the president's tax returns. I care far more about his policy than his tax returns," Trevor Dierdorff, El Paso County Republican Party chairman, told the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, said during a recent House Ways and Means Committee hearing that the pressure on Trump to release his returns is a "political mission," arguing the kind of bombshells Democrats are seeking wouldn't even be in such documents.

The protests, if nothing else, could make for a rowdy scene in cities across the country, reminiscent of the Women's March on inauguration weekend.

As many as 25,000 are expected to attend the rally in Washington, D.C. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Reps. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Jamie Raskin, D-Md., will be among the speakers.

Two of the largest events are expected in Seattle, site of the World Trade Organization protests of the 1990s. In addition to the expected 25,000 marching in “Tax March Seattle,” as many as 7,000 Black Lives Matter activists plan to come out for their own rally focusing on Trump's tax returns.

There also is a protest planned in front of Trump Plaza in West Palm Beach, Fla. The protest will move to Bingham Island, directly adjacent to the Mar-a-Lago resort where Trump is staying for the weekend. According to their Facebook page, about 1,000 are expected to attend.

While organic in nature, the marches are being organized under the umbrella of several liberal activists. The partnering labor unions and activist groups range from the well-known -- MoveOn.org and Common Cause -- to more obscure players like the Endangered Species Coalition.


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Tell them that when Barry releases his College records and his REAL birth certificate I will release mine.

No doubt "violence" will be the order of the day

During a recent Trump rally stop, a heckler from the audience hollered, "Hey Trump, where are you hiding your tax returns?

President Trump politely responded, "I've found a very secure place that I'm certain they won't be found."

The insistent disrespectful heckler, then shouted, "And just where is that, oh billionaire President?"

President Trump smiled and said, "They are underneath Obama's college records, his passport application, his immigration status as a student, his funding sources to pay for college, his college records, and his Selective Service registration.

"What's your next question, dummy?"


 I kind of wish Steve of this site would allow Hillary Clinton's tax docs to be released here, there is a big difference in what the media released for her, and what was exposed. But thats how it is, the elite lie for their own kind and kin.


Oh yes that would be extremely interesting to see Tif

Mayhem in Berkeley: Trump Supporters, Counter-Protesters Clash During Rally

More than a dozen arrests were made Saturday afternoon during a rally in Berkeley, CA., where supporters of President Trump encountered protesters intent on disrupting the previously scheduled event.

Hundreds of Trump supporters had gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Downtown Berkeley, about two blocks from the UC Berkeley campus, for a “Patriots Day” rally. But they were soon met with many black-clad, face-covered counter-demonstrators waving red-and-black anarchy flags, and clashes ensued.

According to the Los Angeles Times, 250 police officers were deployed to the scene. Initially, the sides were separated by makeshift orange plastic barriers, but confrontations soon escalated.

Sixteen people were arrested, Officer Jennifer Coats of the Berkeley Police Department told the Times. Nine people were injured, with six taken to a hospital for treatment, including one stabbing victim, she said.

AJ Alegria, 31, of Sacramento, told the Times he came to Berkeley to help defend Trump supporters and was surrounded by a dozen protesters in black masks who he said attacked him with sticks and pepper spray.

“These people create violence all the time… somebody has to stand up to them,” said Alegria, who was injured in the fight and treated by Trump supporters who bandaged his head, washed off the pepper spray and gave him encouragement, saying, “You’ve earned your stripes, bro.”

Another Trump supporter, Ben Bergquam of Fresno, was also bloodied as the melee moved from the park up Center Street toward the UC Berkeley campus. He held a crumpled “Stop Liberal Intolerance” sign in his hand.

“I got hit in the back of the head with some sticks,” Bergquam told the San Francisco Chronicle as another activist wrapped gauze around his wound. “I don’t agree with everything Trump says, but I don’t agree with violence.”

With assistance from the Oakland Police Department, the Berkeley police fared better at keeping the peace than they did in February, when violent demonstrators set fires and destroyed more than $100,000 worth of property that forced the cancelation of a speech by then-Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley.

The Chronicle reported that several liberal groups long-planned to disrupt the pro-Trump rally with the intent to shut it down.


Listen: Samuel L. Jackson Cuts Anti-Trump Radio Ad in Georgia

Actor Samuel L. Jackson has lent his voice talents to a radio advertisement for Democratic House contender Jon Ossoff in this month’s special Congressional election in Georgia.

“Your vote goes a long way to setting things right in this country,” the 68-year-old actor and Democratic activist says in the 45-second spot (below). “Vote for the Democratic Party. Stop Donald Trump, a man who encourages racial and religious discrimination and sexism.”

Jackson goes on to include a wink to one his most famous characters, hitman Jules Winnfield in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction.

“Remember what happened the last time people stayed home — we got stuck with Trump,” Jackson continues. “We have to channel the great vengeance and fury we have for this administration into votes at the ballot box.”


Samuel L. Jackson: Cuts (typical Radical Racist) Anti-Trump Radio Ad in Georgia

Trump: Who Paid for Tax Return Rallies?

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Protesters in Los Angeles (Mark Ralston/Getty Images)

By Eric Mack   |   Sunday, 16 Apr 2017 10:10 AM | Newsmax

President Donald Trump shared some Easter Sunday tweets pointed at tax season, election-result deniers, and undetermined funders of political protests.

Trump questioned why calls for his tax returns keep coming up after he "easily won the electoral college," something he considered an improbable "thing to do for a Republican" nowadays. And, in a subsequent tweet, called for someone to look into how the protests this weekend were funded.

Donald J. Trump


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?

Donald J. Trump


Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!

Protests in more than 180 cities were organized Saturday in a public call for President Trump to release his tax returns post-election. Also, advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center sued the IRS for President Trump's tax returns under the guise of "misstatements of fact" amid investigations of alleged ties between President Trump's campaign and transition with Russia.

Earlier Sunday, Trump tweeted a rebuke of criticism he had flipped on calling China a currency manipulator, saying he would not do so as they are aiding to ease military tensions with North Korea

Donald J. Trump


Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!

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Trump: Who Paid for Tax Reform Rallies?

Schumer: Tax Reform Harder Without Trump's Tax Returns

Image: Schumer: Tax Reform Harder Without Trump's Tax Returns

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By Wanda Carruthers   |   Friday, 14 Apr 2017 05:18 PM | Newsmax

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the job of getting tax reform through Congress will be more difficult if President Donald Trump fails to release his own tax returns.

"Until President Trump releases his full tax returns, a cloud of suspicion will remain and make it much more difficult to get tax reform legislation through the Congress," the New York Democrat said in a statement released Friday.

Democrats have demanded Trump release his tax returns, The Hill reported Friday, but the president has said he was currently under audit by the IRS.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) tried to force a vote on a resolution he introduced to the House to delay its consideration of tax-reform legislation until lawmakers review Trump's tax returns. The move was blocked by Republicans.

Trump and House Republicans have indicated they would like to see tax reform passed by their August recess. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doubts Congress can accomplish it by that date, according to the Hill.

However, Republicans could enact legislation on tax reform through a process call "reconciliation," which requires a simple majority vote.

Schumer gave similar warnings in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, stating Americans would have doubts about any new tax reforms until Trump releases his own financial records.

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Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy: ‘The Real Second Amendment Isn’t Absolute

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) tweeted Saturday there is a “real” Second Amendment and an “imaginary” one and he believes the real one is “not absolute.”

Murphy, “I support the real 2nd Amendment, not the imaginary 2nd Amendment. And the real 2nd Amendment isn’t absolute.”

The statement was a precursor to his call for banning “assault rifles” in the wake of the Santa Fe High School shooting, even though “assault rifles” were not used in the attack.

Murphy said the “real 2nd Amendment…allows Congress to wake up to reality and ban these assault rifles that are designed for one purpose only – to kill as many people as fast as possible.”

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) said the Santa Fe High School attackers used a .38 revolver and a shotgun to carry out his heinous acts. Therefore, a ban on “assault rifles” would have done nothing to prevent the attack from occurring or the tragic loss of life from taking place.

It should be noted that Saturday was not the first time Sen. Murphy called the essence of the Second Amendment into question. On August 6, 2013, Breitbart News reported that Murphy told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that “The Second Amendment is not an absolute right, not a God-given right. It has always had conditions upon it like the First Amendment has.”

Murphy did not grapple with the words, “Shall not be infringed.”


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