Conway says Trump will not release tax returns: 'People didn't care'

By: Sam Berman

Now that President Trump has taken office, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is doubling down, saying the president will not be releasing his tax returns.

Conway made her comments on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. An online petition garnered more than 200,000 signatures, far surpassing the 100,000 goal that would call for a White House response.

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Yet Conway told ABC's George Stephanopoulos it was litigated all through the election and "people didn't care."

She said, "Most Americans...are very focused on what their tax returns will look like while President Trump is in office, not what his look like."

According to Politico, critics have been continually calling on Trump to release his tax returns in an effort to determine whether he has any foreign conflicts of interest.

Conway also argued that the Trump and his family are doing everything they "need to do" in order for him to step away from his business and be a "full time president."

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