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Trump scoffs at Tax Day protests, says ‘The election is over!’

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         Trump scoffs at Tax Day protests, says ‘The election is over!’

Shortly after wishing everyone a happy Easter, President Donald Trump lashed out at critics Sunday morning on Twitter, once again accusing protesters of being paid off and dismissing their complaints, saying, “The election is over!”

Trump scoffed at the tens of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets in more than 150 cities around the country Saturday calling for Trump to release his taxes, repeating an unsubstantiated claim that they were paid and suggesting that their concerns are moot since he won the election.

“I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?” Trump tweeted. “Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. The election is over!”

Saturday’s Tax Day protesters called on Trump to release his tax returns, a practice every major presidential candidate dating back to the 1970s has done. Critics says his failure to do so raises conflict-of-interest questions concerning his vast business empire.

Trump has refused to release his tax records, claiming the public doesn’t care. But a January poll found about two-thirds of Americans believe he has a responsibility to release his taxes.

Tax March: Protesters demand Trump release tax returns(0:30)

Hundreds gathered before the Richard J. Daley Center in downtown Chicago, to participate in the Tax March on Saturday. Jesse Jackson was among the speakers demanding President Donald Trump release his tax returns. Other marches took place across the country, including in Washington, New York, and in West Palm Beach, near the president's Mar-o-Lago resort.

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