by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
It was hyped for hours by the entire liberal fake media complex… MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow had obtained a leaked copy of Donald J. Trump’s tax returns — and would reveal them live on the air Tuesday night. This was it! At last this would be the end for Trump, Democrats buzzed with anticipation like kids on Christmas morning.
BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017
Then Maddow’s show began — and she spent a full 24 minutes doing…NOTHING. Just muttering on and on about one Trump conspiracy theory after another, before finally releasing a mere 2 pages of Trump’s 2005 IRS Form 1040.
But meanwhile the White House had left Maddow looking like a blabbering fool by releasing President Trump’s 2005 tax information before she could leak it…
Rachel Maddow is still rambling, presumably unaware that the details of Trump's tax return are already on the Internet. pic.twitter.com/XW8LPSJxj5
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) March 15, 2017
When Maddow finally got around to dropping her “bombshell,” it turned out all she proved was that the President paid a boatload of taxes in 2005.
On her show, she said, “aside from the numbers being large, these pages are straightforward. He took a big write-down of $103 million. If you add up the lines for income he made over $150 million. Mazel Tov!”
Trump was as filthy rich as he always said…and which Hillary Clinton always said he was lying about!
Rachel Maddow's stunt proves absolutely nothing! Just that President Trump payed $38 million in taxes in 2005! Who cares? 😂
— Makada 🇺🇸 (@_Makada_) March 15, 2017
— Conservative Thinker (@Conservative_OK) March 15, 2017
But then it got even worse for Maddow and Democrats, as folks on Twitter started comparing what Trump paid to two recent presidential candidates…
Trump 2005 tax rate: 25%
Romney 2011 tax rate: 14.1%
Sanders 2014 tax rate: 13.5%
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) March 15, 2017
The White House added insult to injury by slamming Maddow, saying “you know you are desperate for ratings when you are willing to violate the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago.”
And absolutely nothing sketchy was found! A big nothingburger.
Rachel Maddow shows that President Trump paid $38,000,000 in taxes. She just proved all liberals / democrats wrong. Nothing sketchy found. pic.twitter.com/vlvCzjnzBw
— Truth Bombers (@Truth_Bombers) March 15, 2017
Thanks Rachel…you just KILLED the entire tax return “issue” for Democrats with the public forever, and may have just helped re-elect Donald Trump in 2020!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 15, 2017