This OTYCD entry originally posted in January 2017.
During his January 11, 2017 press conference, Trump claimed that only reporters cared about his tax returns.
After repeating the claim that he could not release the information because it was under IRS audit, this exchange ensued:
Trump: “You know, the only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters, OK? They’re the only ones who ask.”
Question (Unnamed Reporter): “You don’t think the American public is concerned about it?”
Trump: “No, I don’t think so. I won, when I became president. No, I don’t think they care at all. I don’t think they care at all.”
Prove Trump wrong by telling him you care about his tax returns.
You can mail a postcard to:
c/o Trump Tower
721 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, 10022
Write a succinct, polite, direct message:
I care about your tax returns.
I am not a reporter, and I care about your tax returns.
I am a concerned citizen, and I care about your tax returns.
I care about your tax returns (written out as many times as will fit on the postcard)
Please release your tax returns.
Postcard stamps cost 34 cents. Buy them online through the USPS store:
Earn OTYCD style points for mailing Trump a postcard that features Norman Rockwell’s timeless Four Freedoms series image, Freedom of Speech. You can buy them for $1 apiece through the Norman Rockwell Museum Store online:
Earn double OTYCD style points for buying a 100-count roll of postcard stamps, a big mess ‘o postcards, and inviting as many like-minded friends as you can to join you for a postcard-writing party. Maybe plan it for January 20. Why not?
Encourage as many people as you can to mail postcards to Trump. The more, the better. If it appeals to you, go ahead and mail a postcard every day until he relents and reveals his tax returns. (Be warned that if you follow that path, you may need to buy more 100-count rolls of postcard stamps.)
If you have a Twitter account, you can tweet Trump at:
Be succinct, polite, and direct. Boring, even. Make your point and get out: “I care about your tax returns.” Include the hashtag #TrumpTaxes.
Tweet your message as often as you like and as often as your followers will put up with it, or until Trump reveals his tax returns.
This New York Times article contains a full transcript of the January 11 press conference. Scroll down about 40 percent of the way to find the exchange about tax returns: