MSNBC’s radical left-wing ideologue Rachel Maddow teased her cable news audience with the scoop of the century. Something that was sure to finally bring down President Donald Trump. It was on par with Geraldo opening Al Capone’s vault.
BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017
Half an hour into her show, she dropped the bombshell.
Maddow produced two pages from Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns . . . thereby proving to the world that then businessman Donald Trump — wait for it — paid his taxes!!!
In fact, he paid a fortune in taxes — $38 million on $150 million of income.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 15, 2017
Doing the math, Donald Trump paid about 25% of his earned income in taxes.
Trump paid more in taxes than Rachel Maddow’s boss, MSNBC Comcast, which paid only 24% in taxes on average over the last five years.
Former president Obama’s tax rate for 2015 was only 18.7%.
And Socialist Bernie Sanders paid only a 13.5% percent tax rate in 2014.
Even Maddow’s big tease went flat because twenty minutes before she went on air, the White House released this statement:
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.
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. 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.
Despite this substantial income figure and tax paid, it is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns.
The dishonest media can continue to make this part of their agenda, while the President will focus on his, which includes tax reform that will benefit all Americans.
It was such an epic fail that even The Hollywood Reporter mocked Maddow.
Rachel Maddow may just have helped Donald Trump win reelection in 2020.