April 17, 2017
Let’s face it, the Donald will never willingly disclose his tax history. There’s something hidden in plain view there and he’s not gonna cooperate with his own undoing. The Donald doesn’t believe in much, he’s no constitutional scholar, but the fifth is his favorite amendment. Good thing, too. He’ll be needing it, soon.
Let see, he’s tried administrative excuses like, his taxes are being audited, so, he can’t disclose them until after. Not true, there are no rules against public disclosure of tax records under audit.
He’s tried “throwing us a bone” by leaking one page from his 2005 tax return. The odd part of this “disclosure” wasn’t so much that he leaked his own information as how easy it was to establish he leaked his own information. It’s almost as if he thinks we’re too dumb to grasp the obvious.
His latest reason to keep it on the down-low is both incredibly adolescent and classic Trump. He now claims no one’s interested in that old tax stuff. Those who elected him, obviously, didn’t care about such trivia; it’s an election issue and the election is over – he won.
Well, tens of thousands of people demonstrated across the country last weekend, demanding Trump show his tax records. So, someone cares. But, the Donald, quickly countered with a tweet, suggesting the protesters were, obviously, paid professionals. (I’m still trying to find out where I sign up for one of those paid protester jobs – I’m willing to travel.)
No, he’s ain’t disclosing shit. The only thing we gain from asking again is another dumb-ass excuse. Which may be worth the effort; from here the excuses are bound to get really contorted and comical.
Of course, we risk some damn dark comedy, if he feels cornered. He’s been considering the war distraction option and North Korea has elbowed itself to the front of the engagement candidate line. Not a good combination.
But, the Donald may be right, we may not need his tax records; the priority here is to get him arrested and removed from power before he takes us to a place where taxes don’t matter. It’s been one-hundred-sixty days since the scam worked, how long is it going to take for law enforcement to step up and charge this guy?
The republic looks forward to, one day, laughing about his taxes as a historical footnote to a much larger crime.
In Peace and Justice,