After a morning of golfing, President Donald Trumps motorcade took the long way home Saturday to avoid hundreds protesters demanding the release of his tax returns.
NBC News reported that the demonstrators, part of anationwide protest highlighting Trumps lack of transparency, gathered along a bridge dividing Floridas Palm Beach and West Palm Beach hoping to catch the tycoons attention as he headed to his Mar-a-Lago estate.
White House reporters traveling in separate vans said that Trumps motorcade left the Trump International Golf Club at 1:30 p.m. and drove in a long loop to Mar-a-Lago. According to The Hill, press vanstook the usual shorter route, passing the protesters.
On the bridge, demonstrators held signs that read Show your taxes! and Don the Con. Many expressed anger when they realized Trump wouldnt see their protest. Were very disappointed, Sharon Adams told the Palm Beach Post. Hes scared. Hes avoiding everybody. He is avoiding taking responsibility.
Organizers planned the marches for April 15 thedate individual tax returns are usually due. This year, however, tax day falls on Tuesday, April 18 since the 15th is a Saturday and Monday is a holiday for federal government workers.
After Saturdays marches, Nelini Stamp,a keynote speaker at New Yorks Tax March rally, said in a statement: Trump says only the media cares about this taxes. Today, weve proved him wrong. Its time for Trump to come clean, so we know who hes really working for.