Donald Trump, the newly minted President of the United States, was able to win the White House without releasing his tax information. Trump’s tactic flew in the face of years of tradition, and now that he has taken power he is not yet off the hook with the American people. A petition has been circling the Internet showing that there is still a large interest in Trump pulling back the curtain to show what he has been hiding.
The official White House website allows visitors to create petitions via a second website called “We the People.” A petition was created on Trump’s inauguration day which called for Trump to “immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance.”
In a shocking display the petition received over 131,000 online signatures in less than 24 hours, which far exceeded the 100,000 signature threshold. If a petition receives over 100,000 signatures the White House is duty-bound to respond.
At this time none of Trump’s administration have responded to the petition or acknowledged its existence. However, Trump is now the most visible and scrutinized man on the planet and it is only a matter of time before he will be forced to cede to public pressure.