Rachel Maddow releases Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns
Well, the blizzard ripped through here yesterday bringing about a foot of snow and some high winds. All in all I do not think the storm lived up to its hype. A foot of snow is not all that irregular for a winter storm in New Hampshire, more fake news. We made out well because we managed to keep our electricity, however we did lose cable and internet so I was out of commission last night.
So tonight I thought we should discuss some more fake news which did not live up to the hype–namely Rachel Maddow’s “blockbuster” news that MSNBC had got its hands on Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Of course it turned out that she did not have Donald Trump’s tax returns but rather the first two pages of his 2005 tax returns. After an embarrassing 20 minutes of rambling she finally admitted that while the number was large in regards to his income Donald Trump actually paid $38 million in taxes for the year 2015. This was a higher amount than Barack Obama and socialist icon Bernie Sanders paid on average. In one fell swoop Rachel Maddow destroyed the left’s talking point about how Donald Trump did not pay taxes.
For the life of me I cannot figure out what she was thinking. Did she not see the pages of his tax return beforehand or did she somehow think this was a negative for Donald Trump? In the end she ended up helping Donald Trump because the left has lost one of their major talking points. Perhaps she did it for ratings and if that is the case it might have paid off in that respect however if backfired on the Trump haters.
There is some speculation that Donald Trump, or somebody in his circle, leaked these papers in order to embarrass Rachel Maddow and to be honest I would not be surprised if that turned out to be what happened. If so this was a master stroke by Donald Trump because he managed to shut down the talk on his taxes while also exposing Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders has hypocrites.Either way I cannot help but think somebody played Rachel Maddow and she took the bait in her zeal to expose Donald Trump as a tax cheat. I have been smiling about this turn of events all day…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium