President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to slam Tax Day protests taking place all over the country calling for him to release his tax returns. The deadline for filing individual tax returns is on Tuesday.
“Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!” he tweeted.
The rally here in Orlando on Saturday morning drew several hundred people who marched around Lake Eola, past Senator Bill Nelson’s office and ending at his Republican colleague, Senator Marco Rubio’s office.
While there were compensated members belonging to different organizations opposing White House policies present at the event, the individual protesters themselves were not compensated.
Protests and marches have become a regular occurrence in Central Florida and will likely continue for the foreseeable future. Pro Trump events also continue to be a big draw with supporters showing up in healthy numbers to back the President.
While there is no legal requirement for Trump to release his taxes, he is the first not to do so in the modern era. Protesters at the Saturday rally were told to support legislation that would require those running President to do so.
“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?” added Trump on Twitter.