Petition demanding Donald Trump release his tax returns breaks White House record

The petition to “immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance” has received more signatures (385,845 so far) than any other petition in the White House’s We the People petition system’s history.

From Huffington Post:

As of Thursday afternoon, the petition had over 368,000 signatures, surpassing the previous record of 367,180. The previous record-holder called for the United States government to “legally recognize the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group.”

President Donald Trump spoke at the GOP Congressional retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday. He did not bring up his tax returns.

Trump has kept in place former President Barack Obama’s online petition system, which was created in 2011 to increase accessibility to government. The site also still states that a petition with at least 100,000 signatures will get an official response.

A spokesman for the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the petition.

Spoiler alert! The response will be: “All the signatures were forged by someone sitting on their bed who weighs 400 pounds.”

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