No. The answer is no. The American people don’t care about President Trump’s tax returns.
No one cares about anyone else’s tax returns, unless that person is a hypocrite (like Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden), telling Americans to pay more in taxes when they don’t pay all that much themselves.
In President Trump’s case, he doesn’t want to raise your taxes and the IRS has never found him guilty of not paying taxes… so NO ONE CARES.
Sadly, the media can’t seem to grasp that the only people complaining about Trump’s tax returns are the people who would complain about something else if the President decided to release those returns. And so, we continue to be forced to listen as they wonder… if anyone cares.
It happened again on Fox News recently, but the discussion was brought to a quick close when the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward, of Watergate fame, said that Trump ended this discussion with one simple word – “NO.”
Michael Needham: The American people really don’t care, as he kind of said at the end, about his tax returns. That’s why he won. And what he does is he sets up with these fights a situation where the media goes crazy over something that the American people don’t care about.
Chris Wallace: But wait a minute, Michael, that wasn’t the media, that was tens of thousands of your fellow Americans taking to the street. That — and I’ve got to say, that was not something that the media even…
Michael Needham: It was very well organized by liberal groups and — and there was money behind it.
Chris Wallace: But that was democracy when the Tea Party did it.
Michael Needham: Sure. When the American people at large look at this and they say, what’s going on in North Korea and are we going to have a lunatic with nuclear weapons who can hit us, when they look at their health care premiums, when they look at those…
Chris Wallace: I’m not saying it’s the biggest issue in the world…
Michael Needham: And so I think this– the White House actually ends up making themselves look like the victim of a media that is coming after them over things that, look, I agree, if I were running the White House, I’d release the visitor logs. If you’re having an — an untoward meeting, you’re probably going to do it off-site anyway. But they create a dynamic where what the media is going crazy about is not what the American people care about. The American people care about the real policy issues.
Chris Wallace: All right, we have to end it there. More to talk about. I’d love to hear what you have to say, Bob. I will, in commercial.
Bob Woodward: The power of no. Trump has just said no. And unless you can get somebody to give them to you, he wins.