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Donald Trump was granted an extension on his 2016 taxes


President Donald Trump filed for an extension on his 2016 tax returns, reports The Hill.

The reason for the extension was not immediately made clear, but the president was granted the extension and will now have until Oct. 18 to files his taxes, which will be six months after the original filing deadline . 

Trump's personal income and his tax returns have repeatedly been brought up as a source of controversy during the 2016 presidential election and his time in office. Trump went against decades of precedent by refusing to release his tax returns. 

These returns have become the subject of interest of some of the investigators looking into potential ties between Russian officials and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. According to Trump lawyers, the returns do not  "show any income of any type from Russian sources."

People on Twitter are curious as to the reason behind Trump's need for an extension.

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