Rachel Maddow: “The first amendment gives us the right to publish this return.” pic.twitter.com/Jgbu1GRSIk
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 15, 2017
Rachel Maddow obtained a couple of pages of Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return and teased it on Twitter for the more than an hour before her Tuesday, 9PM EDT/6PM PDT show. She also teased it with her signature blather for the better part of an hour, until finally dropping the bomb…there really was no bomb.
Maddow reported Trump made $150 million in 2005 and paid $38 million in taxes. But remember when the kooks on the left thought Trump’s 1995 income meant he’d skip paying taxes until 2010? Good times.
Anyway, if anybody has a nose for oppo, it’s former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Brian Fallon. He was non-plussed.
Dems should return focus to Trumpcare tomorrow & the millions it will leave uninsured, not get distracted by two pages from ’05 tax return
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) March 15, 2017
So Trump apparently paid 25% income tax rate overall in federal taxes in 2005. Low, but higher than Romney or many finance tycoons.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) March 15, 2017
The rest of us endured the waterboardesque delivery of her endless opening monologue for the first time to see perhaps a redux of Al Capone’s vault opened by Geraldo Rivera.
if you have news, Rachel, please tell us. soon. I'm not young.
— Bob Ley (@BobLeyESPN) March 15, 2017
*pours a glass of cyanide while we wait this thing out*
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) March 15, 2017
chip and joanna will literally be done renovating the house by the time she stops talking
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) March 15, 2017
MSNBC brass told Maddow they needed a huge leak for her show. She misheard and just pissed herself on national TV.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) March 15, 2017
It took over 30 years for someone to top @GeraldoRivera for biggest over-hyped live TV epic fail in history. You did it Rachel Maddow !
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) March 15, 2017
And, we’ll end it with perhaps the first conspiracy tweet of the night…
This tax stuff is so non-impressive that actually seems plausible GOP leaked it in order to draw attention away from CBO report.
— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) March 15, 2017