Most Americans don’t care about Trump’s tax returns

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Most Americans don't care about Trump's tax returns

[cap­tion id=“attachment_96762” align=“alignright” width=“199”] Some kind of mask at the Chicago Moons the Trump Tower rally two months ago[/caption]

By John Ruberry

On Sat­ur­day, three days before the dead­line to file 2016 fed­eral income tax returns, there were a cou­ple of dozen ral­lies across the nation that called for Pres­i­dent Don­ald J. Trump to release his returns to the public.

The repub­lic some­how man­aged to sur­vive nearly 200 years before Richard M. Nixon, under pres­sure by the way, became the first pres­i­dent to release his fed­eral tax returns.

Yes­ter­day I worked. I was build­ing my income for next year’s tax dead­line date, so I can­not pass on my eye­wit­ness obser­va­tions on any of yesterday’s anti-​Trump ral­lies. But as with another tax-​related anti-​Trump gath­er­ing, one that I did see in per­son, Chicago Moons the Trump Tower, accord­ing to media reports, there were many col­or­ful cos­tumes, includ­ing masks, as well as metic­u­lously designed signs. Left­ist ral­lies are part protest and part Mardi Gras. For the progs these fes­ti­vals are noth­ing more than a way to blow off steam, and a less expen­sive method than a ses­sion at a shrink’s office, unless, of course, you spent a lot of money on your Trump mask with devil horns, bright orange hair, and a Hitler mustache.

The main­stream media, that is the anti-​Trump media, fawned over this spring­time Fes­tivus, unlike the dis­mis­sive tone they took with the 2010 Tax Day Tea Party ral­lies, which were arguably the hal­cyon moment of the Tea Party move­ment, that is, until Trump’s elec­tion last year.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_55320” align=“alignright” width=“121”] Blog­ger run­ning the Boston Marathon in 2004[/caption]

Some­one should look into who paid for the small orga­nized ral­lies yes­ter­day. The elec­tion is over,” Trump tweeted this morn­ing. And yes the elec­tion is indeed over. Despite last year’s harangu­ing by the Democ­rats and their media allies, Trump still won the pres­i­dency even though he didn’t make his returns pub­lic. That bus left the sta­tion. Very few Amer­i­cans pas­sion­ately care about Trump’s tax returns, unlike such con­cerns as keep­ing more of their income.

But there is an upside to Saturday’s friv­o­li­ties. At least those left­ists who designed those strik­ing Trump masks already have their Hal­loween cos­tume in hand. Make Hal­loween Great Again.

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

Some kind of mask at the Chicago Moons the Trump Tower rally two months ago

By John Ruberry

On Saturday, three days before the deadline to file 2016 federal income tax returns, there were a couple of dozen rallies across the nation that called for President Donald J. Trump to release his returns to the public.

The republic somehow managed to survive nearly 200 years before Richard M. Nixon, under pressure by the way, became the first president to release his federal tax returns.

Yesterday I worked. I was building my income for next year’s tax deadline date, so I cannot pass on my eyewitness observations on any of yesterday’s anti-Trump rallies. But as with another tax-related anti-Trump gathering, one that I did see in person, Chicago Moons the Trump Tower, according to media reports, there were many colorful costumes, including masks, as well as meticulously designed signs. Leftist rallies are part protest and part Mardi Gras. For the progs these festivals are nothing more than a way to blow off steam, and a less expensive method than a session at a shrink’s office, unless, of course, you spent a lot of money on your Trump mask with devil horns, bright orange hair, and a Hitler mustache.

The mainstream media, that is the anti-Trump media, fawned over this springtime Festivus, unlike the dismissive tone they took with the 2010 Tax Day Tea Party rallies, which were arguably the halcyon moment of the Tea Party movement, that is, until Trump’s election last year.

Blogger running the Boston Marathon in 2004

“Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over,” Trump tweeted this morning. And yes the election is indeed over. Despite last year’s haranguing by the Democrats and their media allies, Trump still won the presidency even though he didn’t make his returns public. That bus left the station. Very few Americans passionately care about Trump’s tax returns, unlike such concerns as keeping more of their income.

But there is an upside to Saturday’s frivolities. At least those leftists who designed those striking Trump masks already have their Halloween costume in hand. Make Halloween Great Again.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.