Activists use Tax Day to say to Trump: Show us your returns

Americans will be marching again this weekend to demand Donald Trump release his tax returns. To date, the two returns-the first a 1995 state return given to The New York Times, revealed Trump took a $916 million loss that year; the second, obtained by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, reflected that Trump made nearly $153 million and paid $38.4 million in federal taxes in 2005.

As each day without Mr. Trump's tax returns passes, more questions are raised about his ties to foreign governments, shady oligarchs and the ongoing federal investigations into Trump's associates and Russian Federation.

Schumer added on Friday that if Trump "is serious about passing real tax reform to help the middle class, he should start by releasing his own full tax returns to erase any doubt of where his priorities lie".

"When China just released those 38 approvals for him a month ago, a natural question to ask is are they doing that because they're trying to win policy points related to American workers and the American people?"

Jennifer Taub sparked the effort following her participation in Boston's women's march the day after Trump's inauguration.

Organizers think thousands will show up at some locations, possibly only dozens at others. "I doubt it", Conway said defensively.

"The Chinese have done nothing on North Korea, and I don't think they will unless they think America is tough".

Ezra Levin, co-founder and executive director of the Indivisible Project, an advocacy group that opposes Trump's agenda, and a Tax March board member, told CNN the protests are "about much more than seeing somebody's 1040 form". She has testified before Congress and wrote a book about the 2008 financial crisis. Democratic lawmakers gave organizers a shout-out before heading home for their longest break since Trump took the oath of office on January 20.

Why won't President Trump adhere to the same level of transparency as his Democratic and Republican predecessors?

Trump has long resisted calls to disclose his tax returns as typically done by past presidents and White House candidates.

He is the first president since Gerald Ford not to release his tax information.

Trump says he can't release his returns because he is under audit. Though April 15 is traditionally when taxes are due, this year, the federal government has extended that deadline until Tuesday, April 18.

Burton noted there was a dearth of scheduled Tax Day events among Republicans to promote a tax overhaul, which he attributed to "limited bandwidth" of conservative advocacy groups and to intra-party disputes about the House GOP proposal for border adjustments that would tax imports and exempt exports.

In a new video from Civic Action, Warren blasts Trump for his continued refusal to release his tax returns and makes the case that Americans deserve to see Trump's taxes to know what he's hiding.

"The average American is going to say, 'Oh, he's not doing that because it's good for me, he's doing it because it's good for him, '" Schumer said, per The Washington Post.

Letting the public see your recent tax returns would be not only in the best interest of the country, but also is in your own interest. Ron Wyden and the fierce Trump critic from California, Rep. Maxine Waters.

Demonstrations are planned across the country, including in Washington, D.C., where protesters will march from the Capitol building to the Lincoln Memorial.