Trump lashes out after Supreme Court refuses to shield his tax returns from House Democrats

The Washington Times reported on Tuesday that the Supreme Court turned down a request from former President Donald Trump to shield his tax returns from House Democrats.

The Washington Examiner noted that this didn’t go over well with the former president, who proceeded to lash out against America’s highest judicial body.

Trump: Supreme Court is “nothing more than a political body”

“Why would anybody be surprised that the Supreme Court has ruled against me, they always do!” Trump wrote in a post on his social media platform Truth Social.

“It is unprecedented to be handing over Tax Returns, & it creates terrible precedent for future Presidents. Has Joe Biden paid taxes on all of the money he made illegally from Hunter & beyond,” Trump continued.

“The Supreme Court has lost its honor, prestige, and standing, & has become nothing more than a political body, with our Country paying the price,” he insisted.

“They refused to even look at the Election Hoax of 2020,” the former president went on to complain, adding, “Shame on them!”

According to the Times, Tuesday’s ruling is just the latest development in a battle Trump has been waging against the House Ways and Means Committee since 2019.

Led by Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Richard E. Neal, the committee is seeking six years’ worth of Trump’s tax records, something it claims is necessary to investigate how the IRS has audited presidents.

However, Trump has claimed that the investigation is simply part of an effort to uncover information that can then be leaked in order to damage his political goals.

Poll shows Trump remains clear Republican front-runner

The former president announced in a speech earlier this month at his Mar-a-Lago resort that he will be again seeking the Republican Party’s nomination in 2024.

An Emerson College poll published on Tuesday found that Trump remains the clear GOP front-runner, receiving support from 55% of primary voters compared with just 25% who said they favored Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis has yet to indicate whether or not he intends to make a White House run.

The poll found that voter preferences varied by education level. While 71% of Republican voters who have a high school diploma or less are backing Trump, only 53% of those with a college degree, some college, or associate’s degree say they are behind him.