For some insane reason, Donald Trump thinks he’s actually going to have the success and popularity that former President Barack Obama achieved and have the chance to serve eight years as POTUS. Many Americans know that if Trump actually finishes his first term without being impeached, the likelihood that he’ll be re-elected is almost nonexistent. But thanks to one state, Trump’s dreams may have just been squashed for good.
Trump was nothing but shady in his refusal to reveal his tax returns during the presidential election, and it encouraged the state of New Jersey to take action because apparently, asking a presidential candidate to be transparent out of respect for the American people was too much to ask from some candidates. In response, the state has just passed a bill that will force every presidential candidate to share the last five years of their tax returns in order to get on the ballot – which would eliminate Trump in 2020 if he continues in the same manner.
The state Assembly is to vote on this next week, and it’s likely to reach the desk of Governor Chris Christie. The bill was voted 24-11 in the Senate – almost enough to override a veto, which would be highly beneficial considering the fact that Christie is as pro-Trump as you can get.
On top of that, several other states – New York being one of them – are considering similar legislation, which would be horrible news for Trump. It’s no secret that Trump is likely hiding something, and if this legislation had been in effect during the election, he wouldn’t have been able to get as far as he did. Only a few states would have to implement this requirement to put an end to Trump’s chances of the presidency – hopefully they follow in New Jersey’s footsteps.
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