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President Trump suggested someone 'paid for' rallies seeking release of his tax returns

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UPDATE 10:21a.m.: President Donald Trump on Saturday said "someone should look into who paid" for the rallies around the country Saturday that urged him to release his tax returns.

Trump tweeted Sunday: "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?"

Trump was the first major-party nominee in more than 40 years not to release his returns and he reneged on a campaign commitment to release them. He said they were being audited.


Trump: "Tax Returns are brought up again?"

POTUS takes to Twitter to suggest the Tax March protesters were paid for by someone.

ORIGINAL STORY: Thousands of sign-waving, chanting protesters marched through streets across America on Saturday demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.

The tax day protests took place in more than a dozen cities across the country.

According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, 74 percent of Americans want to see Trump's tax returns. The president has yet to release them.


Here's footage from some of the Tax Day protests.

Trump was the first major-party nominee in more than 40 years not to release his tax returns, saying it was because he was under audit. He later said that voters don't care.

Democrats are pushing for a vote on a bill that would require the president and all major-party nominees to publicly disclose their previous three years of tax returns with the Office of Government Ethics or the Federal Election Commission.


Many demonstrators said they hoped Saturday's marches would convince Trump to voluntarily release them.

In Florida, the POTUS' motorcade was reportedly slowed down by large Tax March-a-Lago crowds.

The tax day protests were largely peaceful minus one demonstration in Berkeley, California. Trump supporters reportedly planned a "Patriot Day" rally at noon and counter-protesters showed up a few hours earlier.

Fist fighting erupted at separate unrelated rallies at a park where about 200 people for or against Trump gathered. Officers confiscated knives and makeshift weapons.

The demonstrations came just days before Tuesday's deadline for taxpayers to file their returns.

*WARNING: This video contains NSFW material.*

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