It’s Becoming Hard for GOP to Defend President’s Refusal to Release Tax Returns

Sen. Tom Cotton (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

It’s getting hard for Republicans to defend President TrumPutin’s foolishness. On Monday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was viciously booed during a town hall meeting in Little Rock, Ark., after he tried miserably to defend President I-Do What-I-Want’s refusal to release his tax returns.

A resident asked Cotton, who has defended the president’s right not to have his tax returns released, if he believed that releasing TrumPutin’s tax returns would shed light on what overseas interests the president may have.


“As far as your points about his relationships overseas, I would just make two replies: Every federal officeholder, every candidate for office files a financial disclosure statement that shows your assets and your liabilities; and second, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to find out where Donald Trump has connections overseas. He normally puts his name on buildings where he has them,” Cotton said, CNN reports. To which the crowd booed gloriously.

TrumPutin is the first president in recent history not to release his taxes, causing many Republicans to abandon the president on this issue.

“Absolutely, Donald Trump should release his tax returns,” Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican first-term congressman from Florida, told a town hall in February, CNN reports.

And, of course, if the public is talking about President Twitter Fingers, you know that means he’s on his phone tweeting.


On Easter he tweeted: “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?”

I hate this guy.

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.