Trump repeatedly stated that he will not release his income tax returns because he is under audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). However the IRS audit does not prevent him from disclosing his tax returns.
For the past 40 years, every US President has released their #taxreturns. That is, until @realDonaldTrump took office. SB27 – which passed 27-10 in the Senate – will make presidential tax returns public in CA just in time for the 2020 election. Great teamwork with @Scott_Wiener! pic.twitter.com/ujVr0KHnVF
— Mike McGuire (@ilike_mike) May 3, 2019
According to McGuire, “We believe that President Trump, if he truly doesn’t have anything to hide, should step up and release his tax returns,” as quoted by the Associated Press (AP).
In a previous statement, Wiener said, “The President’s refusal to share his tax returns with the American people goes against longstanding transparency norms and undermines the trust between government and those it serves. We deserve to know that the President is in fact acting for the good of the people and not in his own monetary self-interest.”