Protesters brought Trump’s rally in Erie, Pennsylvania to a brief halt Friday afternoon, carrying signs demanding that the GOP candidate release his “tax forms.”
Trump has repeatedly refused to release his tax returns, citing on ongoing audit. Experts have pointed out that there is no reason why an audit should preclude him from releasing his returns. Trump has even refused to release returns prior to those years that he claims are currently under audit.
Every presidential candidate for the past 40 years has released his tax returns. Hillary Clinton released hers on Friday with an implicit admonishment to Trump that he do the same.
Mitt Romney said in an interview on Fox earlier this year that he was confident a “bombshell” was in the unreleased tax returns, and suspected that Trump was not as wealthy or as generous with his donations as he has claimed to be.
As the protesters were calmly escorted out of the stadium, Trump did not respond, besides quipping that Bernie Sanders‘ protesters had a lot more passion.
One reporter tweeted that there were Black Lives Matter protesters in the venue as well. Trump responded, “Go home to mom! And you’re mother is voting for Trump! She’s voting for Trump!”
Trump to protester in PA: “Go home to mom! And you’re mother is voting for Trump! She’s voting for Trump! True.” https://t.co/ul5b7cQNE7
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) August 12, 2016
“Go home to mom, go home to mom. And your mother is voting for Trump!” @realDonaldTrump replies as 2 protesters shout “Black Lives Matter!”
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) August 12, 2016
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Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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