Over the weekend, thousands of protesters took to the streets in various cities across the county while demanding the release of #Donald Trump's tax returns. In response, Presidential Counsel #Kellyanne Conway is desperately calling on Democrats to stop the protesters.
Conway on protesters
Ever since the early days of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has been feeling the pressure to release his tax returns.
Due to the former host of "The Apprentice" being a well-known billionaire, many have questioned the potential conflict of interest between Trump being in the #White House. Despite the push back, Trump has refused to release his financial information, citing a current audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). While the IRS has come forward to confirm that an audit doesn't prevent an individual from releasing their returns, Trump is sticking with his excuse, which was doubled down on by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during a recent press conference. After the aforementioned "Tax March" took place over the weekend, and with another altercation taking place between supporters and critics of the president at UC Berkeley, the White House is now speaking out. During a April 17 edition of "Fox & Friends" on Fox News, Kellyanne Conway is begging on Democratic leadership to call of the protesters.
(Conway's comments start at 3:30 in the above video.)
Joining Fox News on Monday morning during the White House Easter Egg Roll was Kellyanne Conway, as she elaborated on her thoughts on the recent protests. "Six months after Donald Trump won 306 electoral votes, you have people still trying to make it go away," Conway said of the "Tax March." Conway then called out DNC Chairman Tom Perez, Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton for not speaking out. "I would love to hear them come forward as leaders of the Democratic Party and tell the people to stop," Conway noted, before adding, "They have a right to express their First Amendment beliefs but at the same time, violence is not going to get us anywhere."
Hours after the interview, Kellyanne Conway took to Twitter to continue her call for Democrats to stop the protesting against Donald Trump. "Ainsley Earhardt & I from WH South Lawn this morn. Calling on Dem leaders to use 'unity' tour to protests less, foster bipartisan support," she tweeted out. As of press time, the Democrats have not yet responded to the comments made by Conway, but have defended the protesters right to voice their first Amendment right.