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"We are under the same audit that existed, so nothing has changed." said Spicer.

But so far, the White House is betting that not enough people care about the issue to hurt Trump politically.

"Now Tax Returns are brought up again?"

President Trump on Sunday criticized the weekend protests against his presidency and to demand the release of his tax returns, suggesting deep-pocked opponents "paid" for them and saying the 2016 presidential "election is over".

"We know that he has business interests in Turkey and in Saudi Arabia, and in Dubai and in India, etc". In Sacramento, anti-Trump protesters speculated that he had corrupt deals with foreign countries (though why he would not already have been charged, given that the IRS had already seen his tax returns, remained unexplained).

Two of the largest marches took place in NY and Los Angeles, with each drawing around 5,000 people.

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The protesters on Saturday demanded Trump to release his taxes like his White House predecessors have done for more than 40 years. Presidents have voluntarily surrendered their returns since the Nixon administration, and though Trump has been repeatedly asked to release his tax returns since before the election, he has refused. He's explained that he wouldn't release the returns because he was under audit.

Mr Trump broke a long-held tradition during his presidential campaign by not revealing his tax history, and later claimed that the public were not interested after he was elected.

The Washington, D.C., march began Saturday with a rally at the U.S. Capitol, where Democratic lawmakers called on Trump to stop the secrecy.

A coalition of 69 organizations had sponsored the so-called "Tax March". Trump releasing his taxes was important to about 50 percent of respondants to a Bloomberg/Morning Consult poll released last week, and 53 percent said he should be required to release his federal tax returns. "Ron Wyden called on Trump to 'knock off the secrecy". Some think he has something to hide by not releasing his returns.

The demonstrations came just days before Tuesday's deadline for taxpayers to file their returns.

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