The petition was published on Friday on the official website for petitions addressed to the US president, becoming the first petition published after Trump's inauguration. It urges to publish Trump's full tax returns to determine whether his activities on the post of the head of state contain conflict of interest. The authors of the petition call to publish any relevant documents to reveal the foreign influence and financial interests that may be in conflict with Trump's post in accordance with the US Constitution.
During his presidential campaign, Trump refused to reveal information on taxes, causing lots of contradictions and triggering speculation on numerous tax breaks and loopholes for rich individuals and big businesses that allowed him to almost avoid paying federal taxes. Trump said that his tax revenues were being checked by the US Internal Revenue Service, therefore it was too early to reveal the data.