After a morning of golfing, President Donald Trump’s motorcade took the long way home Saturday to avoid hundreds objectors demanding the release of his tax returns.
NBC News reported that the demonstrators, part of a nationwide protest highlighting Trump’s lack of transparency, met along a bridge dividing Florida’s Palm Beach and West Palm Beach hoping to catch the tycoon’s attention as he headed to his Mar-a-Lago estate.
White House reporters traveling in separate vans said that Trump’s motorcade left the Trump International Golf Club at 1:30 p.m. and drove in a long loop-the-loop to Mar-a-Lago. According to The Hill, press vans took the usual shorter route, passing the objectors.
On the bridge, demonstrators held signs that read” Show your taxes !” and” Don the Con .” Many carried rage when they realized Trump wouldn’t see their demonstration.” We’re very disappointed ,” Sharon Adams told the Palm Beach Post.” He’s scared. He’s avoiding everybody. He is avoiding taking responsibility .”
An calculated 700 people attended the West Palm Beach demonstration. Across the country, tens of thousands gathered for more than 100 rallies, the largest events held in Washington D.C. and New York City.
Organizers planned the marchings for April 15 — the date individual tax returns are usually due. This year, however, taxation day falls on Tuesday, April 18 since the 15 th is a Saturday and Monday is a holiday for federal government workers.
After Saturday’s marchings, Nelini Stamp, a keynote talker at New York’s Tax March rally, said in a statement:” Trump tells simply the media were concerned about this taxes. Today, we’ve proved him wrong. It’s time for Trump to come clean, so we know who he’s really working for .”