Donald Trump has not even been inaugurated yet to the White House, and New York and California Democratic lawmakers are already targeting the President-elect for 2020 with a new proposed law. The law is loquaciously titled the Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public Act, or better known by its acronym the TRUMP Act.
The wordy act in discussion would require presidential candidates to release five years worth of tax returns in order to run for president. Otherwise, state electors would be forbidden from voting for the candidate.
The intent is pointed at Trump’s future reelection run in 2020, and to prompt him to release his tax returns in order to eligibly garner state elector votes. “It’s an unprecedented situation that someone who is going to be president has a massive web of business interests throughout the country and throughout the world, including with countries that are not our friends, and he refuses to disclose what his business interests are,” proclaimed Scott Weiner, one of the California state senators introducing the bill.
“If we’ve learned anything from this last election cycle, it’s that the political norms we take for granted in America can be shattered in an instant if they aren’t enshrined in law,” he further adds. Democrats control a large portion of California’s state legislature. If the law is passed, the statute would apply to both Republican and Democrat electorates.
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