New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted images of his 2016 tax returns on Tuesday, needling President Trump for not releasing similar documents.
“See, President Trump? It’s not that hard,” de Blasio tweeted, along with a link to a blog post that slammed Trump and other Republicans for proposed tax cuts.
“Tax time also confronts us with the cruel absurdity of what President Trump and his Republican enablers in Congress are doing,” de Blasio wrote. “They want to slash sensible government investments in education, health care and other key areas that most Americans rely on.”
De Blasio joins a chorus of Democratic lawmakers who are using Tax Day to again call on Trump to release his tax returns.
The White House said Monday that Trump wouldn’t release his 2016 tax returns due to an ongoing audit, even though the IRS says the audit doesn’t prevent Trump from making his records public.
“Trump will not release his taxes [because] he has something to hide. He’s only out to enrich himself, his wealthy cabinet, and White House swamp,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) tweeted on Tuesday.
When asked later in the briefing whether Trump would ever release his taxes, press secretary Sean Spicer said, “We will have to get back to you on that.”
Critics have pushed Trump to release his tax returns since his campaign, though the White House has argued that voters don’t care about the issue as much as the media does.
Thousands of people marched in cities across America this weekend to demand Trump release his tax returns ahead of today’s tax filing deadline.