Kellyanne Conway said rather bluntly on ABC’s This Week today that Donald Trump’s “not going to release his tax returns.” This marks a stark shift after numerous promises from Trump and his team that he would be happy to release them once an audit was completed.
George Stephanopoulos brought up the White House petition posted on Friday demanding Trump’s tax returns be released. 100,000 signatures is the threshold to get a White House answer. There are currently over 200,000 signatures.
Conway had this to say about that:
“The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns. We litigated this all through the election. People didn’t care, they voted for him.”
Trump recently said that people don’t care about his tax returns, though a poll released a few days ago found that most Americans want him to release them.
Conway said the American people are more worried about their own financial situation than the president’s. That may be true, but doesn’t change the fact that he also promised those same people a level of transparency they will apparently not be seeing.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2017