Rachel Maddow of MSNBC embarrassed herself by hyping up her big scoop on Trump’s tax returns. It was an epic fail, as Trump in 2005 paid $38 million in taxes.
What? I know. You must be shocked. You probably heard he hasn’t paid any taxes and that’s why he’s hid them from the public.
This has got to be one of the biggest let-downs for cable news in a long time.
It was obvious during the 2016 campaign candidate Donald Trump broke with long tradition by choosing to not release his tax returns.
Liberals seized on the opportunity and screamed that Trump was not as rich and successful as he claimed to be, or that he had something to hide.
More specifically, the majority of critics believed Trump was paying no federal income tax.
The Info Obtained by Rachel Maddow
On Tuesday, Rachel Maddow announced on Twitter that she had Trump’s tax returns and would reveal her info on her show later.
Or in leftist talk: she had the goods.
Every liberal rejoiced at the news and smiled ear to ear at the prospect that she’d be the one to finally expose the President for not having paid his “fair share” of taxes.
She should be given credit. She surprisingly got Michael Moore to put down the donuts for a minute and get out of bed to tweet his mentally-ill followers.
What Maddow actually had was only the first two pages (the 1040) of Trump’s 2005 tax return. She revealed that in 2005 Trump made $150 million and paid $38 million in taxes. And that’s it.
A boring uneventful let down that did nothing but proves Trump supporters right.
This was a Massive Fail
This completely destroy’s the narrative that Trump has paid no taxes and that is why he has chosen to keep his tax returns hidden. So thank you Maddow, we really appreciate it.
In fact, Rachel Maddow took so long to reveal her big scoop that the White House published Donald Trump’s 2005 tax information minutes before Rachel Maddow aired it on her show.
The White House issued the statement:
“Before being elected President, Mr. Trump was one of the most successful businessmen in the world with a responsibility to his company, his family and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required.”
Makes sense. Why would anyone want to pay more tax than legally required? The rich spent large amounts of money to spend as little as possible, and it’s no secret why.
“That being said, Mr. Trump paid $38 million dollars even after taking into account large scale depreciation for construction, on an income of more than $150 million dollars, as well as paying tens of millions of dollars in other taxes such as sales and excise taxes and employment taxes and this illegally published return proves just that.”
Another point I’m sure plenty of you are missing. $38 million is not all the tax that Trump paid in 2005.
But wait, there’s more! Trump paid a higher rate than socialist Bernie. But is anyone really surprised with hypocrisy and Bernie Sanders in the same sentence?
Funny how some things don’t age well.
Rachel Maddow is just another hack for the lying and corrupt MSM. Never liked her, never will.
Everyone on the right is now happy she’s proven Trump supporters right. Everyone on the left is now mad since this reveal was hyped up and she failed to deliver.
Win win situation. Nice going Rachel Maddow!