Protesters Demand President Trump Release His Taxes

Posted at 5:03 PM, Apr 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-15 20:13:17-04

April 15 in Nashville, a sunny Saturday with a slight breeze, was perfect weather to enjoy at the park as the sound of live music filled the air; however,  folks were there for one reason: demand President Trump release his taxes. 

"The president isn't coming forward and doing the things that the majority of Americans want. We want healthcare, we want him to release his taxes, we want to know how he is spending our money," said one protester. 

One couple came from Brentwood, and the "Resist"  flag they held was the same one that flies above their home every day.

"If every other candidate and president did, why not? What's the big deal? What are you hiding," she asked. 

On the campaign trail, Trump promised he would release his taxes, and this group has planned to hold him to that even if they think it may not happen.

"When he says he'll do it when the audit is over, he means never," organizer Scott Lillard said. "This event is more about pressuring in Congress." 

"I believe there are people on both sides who actually want to know what the president's conflicts of interest are," he added. 

President Trump's supporters argued he's not doing anything illegal. Illegal or not, Saturdays protests showed many people in Tennessee do care.

“People have a right to know why decisions are being made and that they’re being made for their benefit and not for the benefit of the president and his family,” Lillard said.

Saturday's protest at Public Square Park was one of about 120 across the nation.