California to Trump: Release Taxes or You Won’t Be on Primary Ballot

California governor Gavin Newsom

California Governor Gavin Newsom and the state’s legislature have thrown another political bomb at President Trump.  On Tuesday the governor signed a law requiring any candidates in presidential primaries to release the last five years of their tax returns at least 98 days before the primary date.

In a statement, Newsom said:

“These are extraordinary times and states have a legal and moral duty to do everything in their power to ensure leaders seeking the highest offices meet minimal standards, and to restore public confidence.”

It’s not clear what minimal standards the governor is referring to, since releasing tax returns isn’t one of the qualifications of running for the highest office, and wasn’t a common thing until Nixon did it in the early 1970s.

The move is aimed squarely at President Trump, who has refused to release his taxes.  Recently the State of New York requested Trump’s taxes from the IRS.  The president has sued to stop the IRS from complying.

A key point in the California kerfuffle is that the state isn’t requiring the release of tax information to be on the general election ballot in November, just on the primary ballot in March.  If Trump isn’t on the primary ballot, but still wins the nomination, he’d still be on the ballot in November.

And of course, none of it matters, because all of this is happening in a state that the Republican nominee, whomever he or she happens to be, decidedly will not win in the 2020 presidential election.

It would be entertaining if President Trump simply ignored the entire thing, but that would set a terrible precedent.

45 Comments

  1. WHY didn’t Democrats go after Obama’s birthday certificate and schools records? Not to late!!
    I live in CA and I will vote for Trump. I want the voting polls secured and no Illegals voting.
    My friend was in an accident where a Mexican Illegal driving a commercial truck loaded with cement blocks. The blocks fell off truck and she ran over them. 23 vehicle involved, truck driver had no license and truck had no insurance. She is in pain all the time. To many Illegals with false documents, NO insurance. The pay Cash for a used vehicle with current tags but they don’t regester the vehicle in there name. Newsom better have Trump’s name on ballots.
    The cost of crime is not going down in CA. I won’t shop in a gun free store or festival.
    Better put Law Enforcement back in public schools.
    Trump 2020.
    Deport Illegals
    Build the wall

    • I agree with you. President Trumps name had better be on the ballot or I will write his name down on it. He is the only hope for the people of Ca. Newsom could care less about the filth and drugs being brought into the country. We need to have laws that say all children have to be inoculated before going to school or they will not be accepted and only legal citizens can vote.

      • It is already a law that says noncitizens cannot vote–illegal immigrants are NONCITIZENS. This is why you have to register to vote and there should be a method for identifying individuals voting at the polls. Whenever I went to the polls to vote, I had to give my name to the volunteer who checked my name off on the registration log. It is not unconstitutional to have a means of identification available at the polls–some of those judges who claim a Sate cannot create a means of identification don’t even know whats Constitution!

    • Nellie I agree with you a thousand percent. Everyone’s tax papers are there own business and no one has the right to force you to share them with the public, president or other wise. California and all other states, kiss ass, it is NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS!!!!!!

    • God Bless You for your courage & true concern about what’s wrong in America & especially California !
      Newsom is morally bankrupt and is a willing political whore bowing to the likes of Pelosi & Karmela Harris !
      Newsom lives in a “Governors Mansion” and Harris…well i only know where she used to live .

    • Do a write in vote for Trump in the primary, how are they going to stop that!? Who do they think they are!? I’m still voting for Trump and nothing is going to change my mind!

  2. Gavin Newsome and our states legislators are a bunch of total snakes! How dare they take it upon themselves to take President Trump off the primary ballot without asking the tax paying citizen of California our opinion.There are many Californian who do not agree with illegal people have benefits denied to our veterans, seniors and low-income families.This whole Dem. power play is nothing short of morally wrong. The Dems. in power are pulling the old 6th.grade stunt of “taking their ball any going home”. In this case their homes are surrounded by walls and protected by security forces with guns. More double standards. WAKE UP AND TAKE OUR STATE / COUNTRY BACK FROM THESE CORRUPT FOOLS!!!! I was born and raised in California and it makes me furious to see the destruction brought to our state by this kind politicking.

      • Remember if you can vote republican in all forms. From PRESIDENT to your local dog catcher. REPUBLICAN REPUBLICAN REPUBLICAN REPUBLICAN REPUBLICAN REPUBLICAN REPUBLICAN REPUBLICAN . MAKE AMERICA AND OUR CITIZENS GREAT AGAIN. NO GREATER. hilary clinton lost the election HAAHAAHAAA.

      • Yep the Pelosi family. Newsom lied to the voters and he still wants to protect the illegals. I believe his wife may be Hispanic by the accent she speak of. Gavin Newsome promised that he was elected he would give what the people voted for twice: “DEATH PENALTY.” The California Socialistic Democratic Party, will turn the US into the first State to go Socialistic. We the People will suffer greatly.

      • Yes, I recently heard that he is Pelosi 2nd cousin. Crooked political practice from the word go. When are the Republican in the State going to start impeachment of this corrupted person. HE LIED TO THE VOTERS of California, when he said: “If the voters want to death Penalty, who am I to stop it?” He dismantled the chamber. After all twice the voters overwhelmingly passed it. Maybe the next killing should be his children, after all since he dismantle the chambers in March we have had over 120 people KILLED. IMPEACH THE BUM.

    • I am with you! I was raised in CA. and was very happy to state that I grew up there. Now, not so much. In fact, I am ashamed to even admit that I ever was in California. The name “California” is now synonymous with tags like, filthy, sh-thole, third world country and more. All bad!

  3. Just shows how incompetent our governor is. He obviously has no respect for the constitution. I doubt if Trump cares if he is on the ballot in California. One more embarrassment for the Democrats.

  4. Love for our president to show his taxes specially for all professional poleticians that they do best is MILK the government!!! Trump build jobs for all that’s how he was awards of ELLIS AWARD !!HUMILIATE THEM PLZ.

  5. My answer to California is: No Sanctuary cities, no illegal allowed to vote or receive benefits of any sort! Or no federal funding given to you for anything!

  6. As previously stated, this is California. The constitution does not mean much to them. They would rather have people peeing and pooping in the streets and have needles from dopers on the streets. They do nothing to discourage this from happening. Tis once lovely state has turned into a dump. As is every city, county and state run by democrats.

    • Some areas of California, have become to started to look like the areas of Mexico,Detroit,Baltimore, and San Francisco. I have several friends in these cities and they know what I mean.

  7. Maybe the rest of the country should sign a petition that California & NY no longer get any financial support from the tax payers money in Washington. Since they think they can obey only the laws that they feel benifits them let them take care of themselves. You see what a great job they are doing now. The states are filthy homeless living on the streets criminals walking around free & the ordinary citizens of those states suffering to take care of illegals. Let’s push them from United States as they certinaly are not part of being United anymore. The Democratic party is DEAD so let’s BURY it.

  8. An executive order to void out all California electoral votes would seem to be the proper reply to this idiot.

  9. That sounds highly unconstitutional for one and taxes do not have to be released to anyone. Gavin Nuisance needs to be removed from office in any way, shape or form.

  10. Hey ! LARD A’S NEWSOME WHY DON’T SEE WHAT YOUR MOMMY WANTS !
    MAYBE SHE WANTS TO CHANGE YOUR DIAPER ! OR SHE MIGHT WANT TO KICK YOU HEAD OFF YOUR’S SHOULDERS.. OR MAYBE SHE YOU TO NEVER EVER HOME AGAIN..

  11. GAVIN NEWSOM, PRESIDENT TRUMP REALLY REALLY REALLY DOESN’T CARE IF HE IS ON DIRTY FILTHY DISGUSTING KALIFORNIA ANY WAY.
    AND KALIFORNIA IS NO KLEANER THAN BALTIMORE, MD .. WITH CRAP
    ALL OVER THE STREETS AND IN ALLEY WAYS.. THANK GOODNESS I LIVE IN UTAH !

  12. if you think you can keep president Trump’s name off they ballot , guess again because we can write his name in ourselves. The republicans know how to write . All the dems know how to do is fight. The dems policies they are running on is one of the reasons President TRUMP will be re elected . And you can take that to the bank you idiot dems. DD’s (despicable dems).

  13. How dear you even mention our beloved president, YOU are incompetent governor,look your cites fool of homeless Americans, YOU want to spend tax American money in other country’s people. OUR President is concern of all peoples specialty Americans, and HE wants migrants, LEGAL MIGRANTS and HE IS COLOR BLIND. We love our PRESIDENT.

  14. Gruesome Newsome is an idiot. Apparently he’s not smart enough to know that California law cannot override the US Constitution. I live in California and cannot understand how he ever got elected. Oh yeah,this is California. Unfortunately I can’t afford to leave.

  15. Cut California off from ALL U.S. Government Benefits, Including Military! Separate it from the United States, and DECLARE WAR ON IT!

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