Donald Trump claims he is TOO BUSY to produce his annual financial statement and gets a second extension because of ‘coronavirus’
- The president has already received a 45-day extension
- Original due date was May 15
- The annual report is the only insight into the president’s finances
- The Supreme Court ruled Thursday on efforts to obtain Trump’s tax return information
- Trump has refused to produce his return, as previous presidents have done
President Donald Trump has not released his financial disclosure form after receiving a second extension on the required disclosure of the broad lines of his financial realm.
The president, like other senior federal employees, was required to file his annual disclosure on May 15, although he received a delay.
Now, more than a month later, Trump has received an additional extension, giving the public and media less time to investigate how the President’s real estate and other interests have fared during this third year in office and the pandemic of the coronavirus.
President Donald Trump has received a second extension of his annual financial announcement
In applying for and obtaining the extension that Trump received from the Office of Government Ethics, the President extracted the coronavirus, the New York Times reported.
The new 45-day extension would give Trump until mid-August to file just ahead of political conventions, although he plans to file “as soon as possible.”
A White House official said the case was “complex” and Trump had “been focused on addressing the coronavirus crisis and other matters.”
Trump has not attended a coronavirus task group meeting in weeks, although he tweeted on a range of topics ranging from confederate statues to coronavirus testing, to attacks on the “POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!” against him.
Trump also includes Trump Tower, where volunteers are finalizing the inscription ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Fifth Avenue in New York, New York, USA, July 9, 2020
The pandemic has hit the hospitality industry, including Trump’s DC hotel
Mar-a-Lago had to cancel bookings because of the pandemic
The White House blamed the corona virus for the delay. The Supreme Court ruled on Trump’s taxes on Thursday
President Donald J. Trump plays golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, US, June 27, 2020. His form was to be May 15
Trump was not present at Wednesday’s briefing of the Coronavirus Task Force in the Education Department
Trump’s 2019 form showed at least $ 434 million in revenue, but also revealed a drop in income at Mar-a-Lago and his Doral course in Florida. That was down $ 452 million the year before.
This year’s shape would likely reflect strong losses on Trump properties amid a hiatus slump related to the corona virus.
The luxury hotel in Washington, DC, which the Trump organization is trying to sell after a long-term lease with the federal government, was virtually empty in the early days of the pandemic.
The unveiling of Pence, released in late June, found that contributors donated $ 480,000 to his legal defense investigation amid Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia.
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday on attempts to get Trump’s tax return data with opinions on two key issues. But both opinions sent the cases to lower courts, and judicial delays could easily deter the public from seeing Trump’s taxes until after the election.