While Trump was at a nearby golf club, protesters used Tuesday's deadline for filing federal taxes as a reminder that the president has yet to disclose more about how much he has paid in taxes through the years.
“Here is somebody that is proposing tax changes and we don't know if those changes will personally benefit him or his friends or his family,” said
The crowd, estimated at nearly 700 people by
Protesters — chanting “Dump Trump” and waving signs that asked, “What are you hiding?” — marched about 3 miles along
About a dozen Trump supporters gathered at the corner of Flagler and Southern waving signs and flags in support of the president. Others drove along
“I haven't marched since
Trump has faced criticism since the campaign for failing to release his tax returns, as his predecessors had, which would show more about his financial history.
With ongoing federal investigations into Russian influence on the presidential election, protesters say there is an even greater need for the public to know more about Trump's tax history.
“It will show us what his (financial) history is, who he owes money to,” said
Trump's taxes may have been the focus of Saturday's demonstration, but protesters also sounded off about everything from the president's push to build a border wal to his past derogatory comments about women.
“People feel they need a voice,” said
Trump's motorcade bypassed
This is Trump's seventh trip to
The president arrived Thursday evening in
By Friday morning he was at his namesake golf course, where he stayed for about four hours. Trump returned to the private club just before
The amount of time Trump spends on golf courses during his taxpayer-funded travel is gaining more scrutiny from his critics.
Before this trip, Trump as president had already spent more than 63 hours at golf clubs, according to the
On Friday, the conservative government watchdog group
“He has a right to golf, but the … concern is the cost of travel,” Fitton said.
Trump and his supporters have said that presidential work is getting done during his trips to
Trump holds meetings and hosts other world leaders at Mar-a-Lago. He golfed with Japanese Prime Minister
“He puts himself full time into the (presidency),” said Trump supporter
Last year, Trump attended Easter services at The
Church representatives wouldn't confirm whether they have been told that Trump will be attending one of their Sunday services. But they are already preparing for an influx of media on Sunday and they are recommending that worshipers arrive early.
“For over 125 years, Bethesda has welcomed everyone who walks through our doors for worship: famous and unknown, rich and poor, liberal and conservative,” the Rev.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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