Rachel Maddow Teases us Big Time: Says She Has Trump’s Tax Returns
And I wouldn’t call her a liar.
me: so i gave up drama for lent
rachel maddow: i have trump's tax returns
— pumpkin spice joseph (@maloonds) March 14, 2017
BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017
Ok, all kinds of questions beg. Which ones? Clearly plural-more than one as she said tax returns. But that could be anywhere from two to 40.
Indeed, we know Trump paid his income taxes in 1977. But there is not a shred of proof that he’s paid a dime since. I didn’t say he hasn’t-or that he has-just that we have no proof that he has. Which could mean his the ultimate welfare cheat-though the GOP is ok with the rich on welfare.
Indeed, usually the conservative response is ‘I may have paid little’-or in Trump’s case, no ‘income taxes but I have contributed plenty to the economy via all that sales tax or capital tax I pay. But even on this there’s proof Trump has been very aggressive in terms of evading those taxes as well.
So we don’t really know if Trump has paid taxes at all in 40 years. We do know through that partial return leaked to the NYT for 1995, he once declared $1 billion dollars in losses.
Now that he’s our-illegitimate-President we’re subsidizing his daughter’s line, his son’s business ventures, Margo Lago, and plenty else besides.
“It is unclear from Maddow’s post how the network obtained the documents.”
“MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell tweeted that following Maddow’s 9 p.m. Eastern show, she will join him on “The Last Word.” O’Donnell called it “the night we’ve been waiting for.”
“Trump’s biographer David Cay Johnston tweeted that he would be joining the shows to break the news.”
“Trump is the first president in decades to not publicly release his tax returns.”
“Trump has previously said he would not release them while he is being audited by the IRS, but the IRS has noted that an audit would not prevent anyone from releasing the information on their own.”
“Democrats have been calling for the returns, which Trump’s critics believe may show suspect financial ties, particularly to Russia.”
I’ll tell you the truth, finally finding out if there ever was an audit, or if there is how long it’s been and when it finishes is something I’m really curious about.
Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns is a measure of his arrogance and his belief that the normal rules don’t apply to him. Besides the fact that with the questions regarding whether he coordinated with Russia’s subversion of our election, it’s vital information.
Rachel Maddow is already the best. I mean-maybe I shouldn’t put it this way-but even though she’s a lesbian I always feel like I have such an intellectual crush on that big, ole smart brain of hers.’
Is it ok for a straight guy to have an intellectual crush on the brain of a lesbian woman?
Her Russia coverage has pulled her ahead of the vaunted Fox-even though it’s yellow journalism, it usually sells very well. But Rachel’s Russia special pulled her ahead of Fox News-and CNN was blown out of the water.
Ok, Hillarybots-and others as the case may be. Just 22 minutes till the big moment. Though I use DVR and will start watching at more like 9:05.
P.S. If you enjoy my blog and my support of #TheResistance-I’m also considering a 2018 run against GOP Congressmen Peter King of the NY 2nd district-then please consider a donation.
UPDATE: I just got the poll results and they’re very interesting. I will wait to publish them tomorrow but what I can say for now is that when you compare how I do against King before respondents are familiar with my position and after and my numbers improved markedly when they found out my positions relative to King’s.
Exciting stuff. I will blog about it tomorrow morning.