Rachel Maddow of MSNBC has been bragging she has the President’s tax returns from 2005 but the President scooped her big story by releasing the tax returns on Tuesday before her show.
In 2005 President Trump made $150 million and paid $38 million in taxes. Works for me.
From the White House:
“You know you are desperate for rating when you are willing to violate the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago,” the statement read. “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.
“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 pya no more tax than legally required,” the White House said. “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.”
The White House also said Trump had a responsibility “to pay no more tax than legally required.” Exactly.
Don’t you love it when Trump takes the wind out of the sails of leftists like Rachel Maddow and MSNBC who illegally obtained Trump’s income tax returns from 12 years ago?