Trump Suggests Tax March Demonstrators Were Paid

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"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 tweeted on Sunday.

President Donald Trump responded Sunday to the thousands of Tax March demonstrators who demanded on Saturday (Tax Day) that he release his tax returns.

"Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over," he tweeted after wishing everyone a happy Easter.

"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 continued.

Thousands of protesters gathered across the U.S. on Saturday for the Tax March, calling for Trump to release his tax returns. Tax March organizers said rallies were planned in 150 locales including Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Mar-a-Lago, Fla., and Washington.

Several in Hollywood, including Sarah Silverman, Debra Messing, Jon Cryer, Chris Evans, Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson, How to Get Away With Murder's Matt McGorry, Andy Richter, director Ava DuVernay, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon and actress Lea Thompson took to social media to show their support. Silverman and Messing participated in the NYC march, while McGorry was present at a march in Sarasota, Fla.

Trump, who is the first major-party nominee to not release his tax returns in over 40 years, has previously said his taxes were being audited and that voters did not care about his tax returns.

The president also tweeted that the country has "no choice" but to continue building its military. Last week, the U.S. military dropped the "mother of all bombs" on ISIS targets in Afghanistan. Trump's proposed budget blueprint released in March called for $54 billion in defense spending, which would cause cuts in the State Department, Environmental Protection Agency, National Endowment for the Arts and other federal programs.

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