President Donald Trump may have fled once again to his plutocratic personal safe zone that is the Mar-a-Lago, or as he calls it, the “Southern White House.” But he has to be watching the news. And he must be thinking, but the generals told me if I just started bombing things everything would be all right.
Sorry, Donald, but a large percentage of the nation still hates you, despite all the adulatory smoke blown your way the last couple weeks by network TV news pundits and military “analysts.”
On Saturday, tens of thousands of protesters in about 150 cities joined in a nationwide Tax March in an effort to force the president to publicly release his tax returns. Trump is the first major presidential nominee in 40 years to refuse to make his tax returns available, according to The New York Times.
The march was scheduled for April 15, the U.S.’ traditional tax filing day. (If you’ve been living in a bubble, the filing date has been pushed back to Tuesday due to the holidays. You still have time.)
In honor of the occasion, the perfect symbol has been borrowed from a bizarre statue in northern China: a big orange and white, blustering, bumbling rooster. The rationale is that tough–talking, deal-making Donald is too chicken to turn over his taxes for public scrutiny.
Here’s a look at some of the Tax March protests and the chicken-taunting of King Trump. Let’s hope the president takes it in good stride and doesn’t, oh I don’t know, decide to bomb China.
In fairness, there are some who believe Trump shouldn’t release his tax returns:
Follow the rubles!