President Donald Trump is not here for Dem. California Governor Gavin Newsom‘s newest signed law!
California is requiring the disclosure of tax returns from presidential candidates, and Trump included for the 2020 elections.
The California law, SB27, requires any presidential candidate who wants to appear on the primary ballot to submit copies of all income tax returns they filed with the IRS over the past five years.
Seems understandable right? But no, Trump has to always do the most!
Trump, who has refused to release his tax returns, is arguing that the law goes beyond what the Constitution requires in order to qualify as a presidential candidate.
Trump also believes that it violates the First Amendment, and is rooted in efforts to retaliate against him personally.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who signed SB27 into law, released a statement:
“There’s an easy fix for the President. He should release his tax returns as he promised during the campaign and follow the precedent of every president since 1973.”
House Democrats asked for copies of Trump’s tax returns from the IRS and were rebuffed; they’re now suing in federal court in Washington, DC, to get the documents.
In New York, state officials recently passed a law that would allow Congress to ask for copies of the president’s state tax returns once it had tried to go through the IRS.
Trump filed a lawsuit, also in federal court in Washington, contesting that law and seeking to block House Democrats from invoking it.
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