Donald Trump doesn’t care what minorities think of his racist rhetoric, he doesn’t care how his loyalists are harassing Muslims across the country, he doesn’t care that he is dismantling a healthcare plan that saved countless lives without having a replacement, and he doesn’t care how his policies and sexism affects the female population of the United States.
He also doesn’t care if his administration is going to be a nightmare for the members of LGBTQ+ community, immigrants and climate change activists. And he most certainly doesn’t care if the nation wants to see those tax returns he couldn’t release during his presidential campaign because of a supposed audit.
More than 250,000 people signed an online petition demanding the president unveil the documents, but as one of the billionaire’s top aides revealed recently, that is not going to happen — even though the audit Trump has been using as an excuse is complete.
“The White House response is that he's not going to release his tax returns,” Kellyanne Conway told George Stephanopoulos during an interview on ABC’s “This Week.”
By not revealing the extent of his financial interests and obligations, the commander-in-chief will break a 40-year tradition. But as the senior counsel to the president put it, it doesn’t matter because the American public doesn’t care.
“We litigated this all through the election. People didn't care,” Conway added. “They voted for him, and let me make this very clear: Most Americans are very focused on what their tax returns will look like while President Trump is in office, not what his look like. And you know full well that President Trump and his family are complying with all the ethical rules, everything they need to do to step away from his businesses and be a full-time president.”
Contrary to what Conway says, a recently released ABC News/Washington Post poll claimed 74 percent of Americans want Trump to release his tax returns.
Later, in a failed attempt to clarify her position, Conway reverted to the president’s previous stance, asserting the audit was indeed not complete. However, she gave no indication if Trump team would release tax returns once the audit is actually completed (whenever that may be).
“Our position from the campaign has not changed,” Conway told ABC. “He is under audit and has been advised by accountants and lawyers not to release.”
Well then, Trump is never going to reveal the details of his financial interests, is he?
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