I’m posting this brief note even though I have already updated a previous post about the first “We the People” petition of the POTUS 45 era, because the updates there are somewhat obscured in the original post about the White House website changes. So, to reiterate, over 200,000 signatures on the petition demanding release of his tax returns have been dismissed in one sentence by a presidential advisor this morning. He will not be releasing his tax returns.
I’ll be monitoring these petitions to see if any of them get any kind of more formal response than this glib treatment. The two relating to guns might garner a more detailed response if they ever reach the number of signatures required, but right now that looks unlikely.