By Sandra Rose  | 

Rachel Maddow FAIL

Twitter users dragged MSNBC host Rachel Maddow unmercifully on Tuesday night, after she tweeted she had copies of President Donald Trump's tax returns.

Maddow's tweet turned out to be half true. She didn't have any of Trump's recent tax returns. Her guest, financial analyst and blogger David Cay Johnston, brought Trump's 2005 tax returns with him.

In a brilliant chess move, Trump beat Maddow to the punch by releasing his own tax returns ahead of Maddow's show on Tuesday night. He also may have set up Maddow -- and MSNBC -- by mailing the tax returns to Johnston.

“Donald has a long history of leaking material about himself when he thinks it’s in his interest,” Johnston said. “With Donald, you never know.”

One of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's key campaign lies was that Trump did not pay any taxes -- an accusation that was gleefully repeated by the leftwing media.

But the tax returns revealed that Trump paid $38 million in federal income taxes on a reported income of $150 million in 2005.

That puts him in the 25 percent tax bracket -- higher than former President Barack Obama (19%), MSNBC (24%) and Bernie Sanders (13%).

Maddow's world exclusive turned out to be a spectacular failure and proved embarrassing for her bosses at MSNBC.

If Maddow had done her homework, she would have known that The Washington Post reported on the very same 2005 tax returns last year.

Even MSNBC rival CNN clowned Maddow.

Political contributor Van Jones said:

"If all we get tonight is that Donald Trump paid 38 million dollars to America's government, that's a good night for Donald Trump! I'm sorry. I was hoping and praying that it would show, not only that he paid no taxes, he actually charged the government and got money back! I wanted something I could get excited about."

CNN host Anderson Cooper added, "What you wanted was that he was paid in (Russian) rubles. That's what you were hoping for."

Maddow's Epic flop is being compared to Geraldo Rivera's 2-hour live special on Al Capone's empty vault in 1986.

Reaction from the White House was swift and accused Maddow of breaking the law.

“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,” a White House official gloated in a statement Tuesday night.

Trump's son, Donald Trump, Jr., thanked Maddow for proving his father is not a tax cheat.

Maddow and Fox News host Shepard Smith, who are both openly gay, are among the snowflake journalists who use their significant platforms to bash Trump on a daily basis.

FYI: this is not an Open Post. Stay on topic.

  • tintin

    so what about returns for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015?

    sorry American's i'm Canadian, why would a tax return from 12 years ago be of interest?

  • Milsap

    Trump just stated on his twitter today his tax returns were fake news, but authenticity were confirmed by white house last night. I really wish they would get their lies together.

  • Carolina Blue

    I agree.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It has been the tradition for the past 40 years for presidential nominees to release their tax returns.

    Hillary released over 20 years of her tax returns.

    Even as crooked as he was Nixon released his.

    This is of interest since Trump hasn't released ANY of his tax returns and there have been questions about conflicts of interests---Trump allegedly owing money to the Chinese and Russians so any insight into Trump's business dealings is better than nothing.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    SMR:Twitter users dragged MSNBC host Rachel Maddow unmercifully on Tuesday night, after she tweeted she had copies of President Donald Trump’s tax returns.

    Yeah he only released his taxes so he would be first otherwise we would have never seen them period.

  • E-White B.Sweet KoolAid

    Congress needs to make him release his take returns. I'm waiting for Comeys press conference today to discuss what the FBI is willing to acknowledge so far.

    I think people are giving Trump too much credit about releasing these tax returns. What kind of idiot savant do you think he is?

  • datATLboi

    2005? OMG I'M SOOOO IMPRESSED....FOH

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Donald Trump beats Rachel Maddow to the punch by releasing his own OLD AZZ AND PARTIAL tax returns, WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE LATEST ONES. #FIXEDDATFORYA

    Oh and Good Morning, guess the ink dried in ya paperwork and you can get back to the bullshyt!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Alrhough they are all important....you are correct what about the more recent years?

  • Ni Ni

    I did not know Shep was a gay.

  • KDub

    Just came out end of 2016

  • E-White B.Sweet KoolAid

    Maddow and Fox News host Shepard Smith, who are both openly gay
    ------
    What does the bold part have to do with anything? Aren't you gay too?

  • Carolina Blue

    Now you know....

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    If there was a question, her use of POW to emphasize her post was a clear sign.

  • 2brefrank

    I'm confused..we supposed to celebrate because he ONCE paid taxes....so...he don't have to pay 2006 through 2016? Must.be.niiiice.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    She keep it up, the Gay Mafia gonna have her azz in a basement full of real, live, hard dacks. CTHU

  • Yoni7

    releasing his own tax returns
    ___________________
    RIDDLED with "alternative facts" and numbers.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Full of half truths and omitting the majority of it.

  • Carolina Blue

    lmao!!! big ones too!

  • iWasteTime

    Oh so what them 2005 taxes showed wasn't important huh?
    Or the fact that he LIED (again) to the FEC.
    If he can prove he paid taxes once in 2 decades, prove that you've paid taxes every year!!
    There was no law violated, first amendment is what protects her as a reporter ... you too!
    You know who broke the law? Flynn, Sessions, Trump, Bannon (voter fraud)

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Deflection.....and his minions are lapping it up

  • 2brefrank

    HA! Clearly!!!!

  • Carolina Blue

    POW!

  • Lovezoe

    Seems to me Rachel won in a way, eh?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    She sure did.. ..can't wait for her to force his hand on the next item

  • iWasteTime

    Because he has many conflicts and is now has the power to introduce and change legislation that would give business men like himself UGE tax breaks that will cripple the poor and eliminate the middle class

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    " Donald Trump beats Rachel Maddow to the punch by releasing his own tax returns"
    ----
    Um, so... he felt forced to release his taxes [for that one year] after realizing it leaked out to the media and was about to be on TV anyway.... and that's supposedly a brilliant move on his part?

    What am I missing here?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    CTFU.....oh yoy gay too?

    Pow is the Boo favoritw word...to emphasize her comment. It irks me!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    And black as midnight!! With hairy balls..........she better quit it!! LMBO

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Nothing, you are missing nothing!!

  • Sucker Free

    Brilliant chess move my azz...release them all and cut the games already ?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Well played.........RACHEL!!

  • Yoni7

    A lot and nothing at all. #distraction #manufactured #alternativefacts

  • Wreckognize Game

    I agree

  • Yoni7

    :fistbump:

  • Yoni7

    trump out here releasing fake paystubs and shit.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Okay.....now back to the false wiretape claims!!

    Oh, we ain't forget dump!!

  • Yoni7

    *puts phn in microwave to charge it up*

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Shyt anybody can create those and fake tax forms.............long as you got an Adobe Suite....pdf ain't a problem to adjust.......so I have heard.

  • Yoni7

    THAT'S what I'm saying. LOL

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    CTHU.....sits foil next to it so it charge faster

  • Yoni7

    Don't forget your fork.

  • Lovezoe

    That puts him in the 25 percent tax bracket — higher than former President Barack Obama (19%), MSNBC (24%) and Bernie Sanders (13%).
    -----
    Well he makes more according to him, right?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    And he knows the IRS can't refute it and show real ones, so this is why he feels safe.

    But anyhoo, back to the false allegations, dump!!

  • Carolina Blue

    Aint I!! POW! will it irk you when I say it?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    But he still managed to have to file bankruptcy multiply times.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    "He also may have set up Maddow — and MSNBC — by mailing the tax returns to Johnston."
    ====
    I can believe that... leak the one for a year where he pays millions in taxes.. but dont leak the one for the years where he pays zero taxes? Yeah, I can totally see that.

    #politicsofdisraction

  • Carolina Blue

    lolololo

  • Carolina Blue

    lmao!! girl you are a mess.

  • MystyBlu

    THIS! No way he should be allowed to renege on releasing them! And these folks out here protesting better get their asses to the voting booth this year and next and vote all these coward ass congress people out! Just rolling over and playing dead knowing what they're doing is NOT benefiting their constituency smdh

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Depend on if you gonna say it damn near every post!! Thankfully I ain't on FB no more. CTHU

  • KDub

    And yet failed to identify Anderson as gay. Notice that?

  • MystyBlu

    I hope they release all his damn tax returns. Rachel is not stupid. His short temper and need to be first was for sure gonna bring him outta hiding. She's had her highest ratings EVER in February. She knew exactly what she was doing tweeting about those taxes with time to spare and he walked right into the trap. This answers nothing but begs more questions about the years since 2005 ?

  • Carolina Blue

    hey.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Exactly!!

  • Carolina Blue

    Strategic plan indeed.

  • Carolina Blue

    Noted,duly. lol

  • MystyBlu

    He is against Rachel so there was no need. Enemy of my enemy is my friend and all ?

  • MystyBlu

    Hey Love! How was the rest of work?

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Rachel Maddow is brilliant, by the way. I don't throw that word around often, but she's one of the most brilliant people on TV right now.

  • MystyBlu

    He's stupid. Plain and simple. And can be provoked to shoot himself in the foot on a daily basis. Does not take rocket science to bend him to your will, hence the danger in him having so much power.

  • Carolina Blue

    Ugh. I told them don't ask me to do this shit no more! I know ole girl who does my job on day shift is pissed!

  • Zizzle

    He leaked them himself, so...

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    And he moves without uttering a word to his people....but leaves them to try and clean it up. whole damn motley crew are idiots

  • MystyBlu

    She is! She will drag out a story for 30 mins but she finds the most obscure storylines and connects all the dots for you.

  • Carolina Blue

    Nothing but facts! SMH...

  • MystyBlu

    THIS! That spicer slip and slide over the "wire tapping" Monday was priceless. You can't get much more ignorant than this crew.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Sure did.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I told yall the Bae is gonna get a login to da blog. You scrolled down to see if she was the loyal reader who provided this story when you saw POW huh?

  • Sucker Free

    Auntie u wanna taste Rachel's rainbow too huh?

    * goes to add her to the crush wish list

  • MystyBlu

    Exactly why he picked the one year he got caught paying taxes. He admitted himself during the campaign that he took advantage of loopholes so he wouldn't have to pay. Then blamed Hilary that the loopholes existed ?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    This is one job where fukk a resignation..they would get an I Quit!! with not an ounce of remorse.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f4ae4029177f47e56153a90ce521fbe5f57cb054850dea99eb75b89068198c9e.gif

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    True. Her opening monologues are long, but I actually like that. Feels like I'm reading a Tom Clancy spy novel, and gradually watching as the pieces fall into place. Good stuff.

  • Carolina Blue

    lol UNBELIEVABLE!

  • MystyBlu

    Good for you! That's ridamndiculous to ask of someone just cuz people wanna call out. You better have subs on deck!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong
  • MystyBlu

    Yeah ain't no way! Con artist is a pariah now and she actually had some respect when she was out caping for Cruz. Sold her soul to the devil and now looks like the devil's ass. Shame on it!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Naw, that was Blue Bae,who was gonna get one.

    But yeah, it crossed my mind, since she gay and all...she might know Sandy. CTHU

  • MystyBlu

    Haha she's soooooo into it now! Giggling like a teen at the fukkery that's uncovered every day!

  • Carolina Blue

    Right! I worked last night and I'm not feeling it!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Her looking like the devil's azz is a compliment....she is more like the stuff that comes out of it.

  • Carolina Blue

    My lady wil not be getting a login.

  • MystyBlu

    Did you see that debate?! He said he only was able to do it because people like Hilary made the law so for him to get away with it! He's never worked for govt but she has for over 30 years so it's her fault. I kid you not!

  • MystyBlu

    I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt cuz she still has to age! That heffa is still young-ish looking like fukking methuselah!

  • Carolina Blue

    I watched a little of it at work. I didn't want to get too deep considering I work with a lot of trump supporters.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Anderson Cooper asked Trump, “Did you use the loss to avoid paying personal federal income taxes?” Trump responded bluntly: “Of course I do,” he said, adding, “So do all of her donors. I know many of her donors. They take massive write-offs.”

    Another dump quote: “A lot of my write-off was depreciation, and that, Hillary as a senator, allowed. The people that give her all this money want it.”

  • Lovezoe

    New post: hating.

  • Judas & GOD

    sandra we get it Donald grab your pu$$y

  • MystyBlu

    Lawd when he said that I just smh like HOW is this even real! I knew when I saw the articles after that he was gonna win. Didn't WANT ago believe it but I just knew it was coming ?

  • MystyBlu

    Exactly! I don't as too lazy to quote while Daquan is acting a fool on my phone but this is that bullshiggedy! He's crazy and they lap that shyt up!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Neither will mine, she don't even know the blog name.....she just knows it is a blog. #SITYAAZZDOWN

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    SandraRose.com,

    Poor thing. You're simple-minded as hell if you actually believe "POW" lol

    This administration is so far below the American standard that getting in front of a simple issue like a tax return is a "POW" for deviant nihilist like you.

  • Bugsy

    She told the White house she was going to release them. He released TWO PAGES. Unless you are single with no dependents there is no way his tax return in two pages long. Release everything.

  • Anunnaki

    I took advantage too :(

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Campaign statement (I'll pull the receipts for you):
    “Mr. Trump is a highly-skilled businessman who has a fiduciary responsibility to his business, his family and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required. That being said, Mr. Trump has paid hundreds of millions of dollars in property taxes, sales and excise taxes, real estate taxes, city taxes, state taxes, employee taxes and federal taxes, along with very substantial charitable contributions."

    No mention of paying personal income taxes, just a long list that omitted it, but was enough to confuse the average person

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Especially with a business!

  • Evilpeoplearetheweakest

    Lol. Especially a so-called billionaire.

  • Canary Red™

    "She knew exactly what she was doing tweeting about those taxes with time to spare and he walked right into the trap."
    POW!

  • Canary Red™

    ??????

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao!!! Mine knows nothing.

  • MystyBlu

    Exactly! I've paid more taxes than trump. Gtfoh with that

  • MystyBlu

    And thank you! ?

  • MystyBlu

    I never have. No kids equals no real deductions except school. And that's pennies on the dollar. I'd rather get my money every check than try for a refund at the end

  • MystyBlu

    ?? get snatched up if you wanna!

  • MystyBlu

    And shouldn't have to! It's dangerous to have you on a forklift when you're not certified smdh

  • Tynamight

    "FYI: this is not an Open Post. Stay on topic."
    ***
    LOL

  • Carolina Blue

    I am certified. Everybody at my job had to be certified. My job doesn't call for me to get one though.

  • Carolina Blue

    No. History cleared. ?

  • Anunnaki

    Its a lil deeper than that Lol :) but I agree

  • MystyBlu

    Smdh I cant with you

  • MystyBlu

    Oh ok. I was bout to say how they have you doing that without certification?! You just don't do it on a regular then?

  • Carolina Blue

    Never! I either sit or walk around all night.

  • Carolina Blue

    Why can't cha? She territorial when it comes to me.

  • Junkanoo

    Politics is nothing more than Stockholm syndrome both sides are corrupt, lie, cheat and manipulate the masses . If true democracy were practiced on this planet humanity would be further along hundreds of years ago.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Who cares about 2005 what about 2014 - 2016 .. Then we can really see whats going on !!!!

  • digital_femme

    It's not. He's probably hoping that it distracts from the wire-tapping lies he made. Tax returns from 2005. Really?? ????

    POW!! That's so the word of the day every time some lame thinks they're making a point. Sarcastic "POW!" for all the stupids!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    MB:............... now looks like the devil's ass.
    *slides down wall....backwards*

  • MystyBlu

    HAHA Hey Roderick! you being good today?!

  • MystyBlu

    Cuz you're a mess! I'm sure she is..she's an AQ too LMAO

  • TamG

    Lolol Maddow is smart but smug and insufferably arrogant. This is just the kind of epic fail she would have gleefully mocked someone else over. So deliciously ironic.

    That said, I hope the ultimate takeaway is that the Left wakes out of the fog they've been in since November. They are embarrassing themselves on a daily basis. And journalists need to get out of the propaganda business and just neutrality report the news for goodness sake. There are legitimate reasons to go after Trump--like on healthcare--that could help get Dems back in power. But taxes, Russia!, "Hitler!," etc is NOT the way.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    MB: looking like fukking methuselah!
    Please log out and take the rest of the day off.
    *smile*

  • PrettyBrown28

    I mean, you're boasting like it's 2014-2016 taxes.??

  • LibraGirlonly

    They are all terrible not just Trump, I would rather know what I'm dealing with and with hm what you see is what you get so this is all nonsense to me.

  • MystyBlu

    Haha I won't be here for long!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    TamG: But taxes, Russia!, "Hitler!," etc is NOT the way

    If they aren't big deals then why won't Trump just release his taxes and why did McCain say there were other shoes to drop on this centipede when referring to the Russian investigation?

    You're the one playing concern troll when it's the Republicans who are flailing about because they are more obsessed with abolishing Obamacare because they want to abolish Obama's legacy rather than create a viable healthcare system.

  • deadellamore

    TRUMP IS LYING PIECE OF SH*T! I CAN'T WAIT FOR HIM AND HIS ARMY OF HATEFUL BIGOTS TO FALL STRAIGHT TO HELL. THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY IS COMIGN FOR TRUMP. MY AUNT WORKS ON THE HILL AND TOLD ME THE STORM IS BREWING. HIS TIME IS COMING TO AN END. EVERYONE IS GUNNING FOR THIS FOOL! #NOTMYPRESIDENT #RESIST

  • smartchickfl

    2005? It's 2017. Get the foh.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Trump released tax returns from 12 years old. We're not interested in those returns, we want to see more recent tax returns. We want to see the whole return, not just the pages he want's us to see. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d2181dd6ff4b39819f4b3937e09ece53de597e62a8c80ab2b77fbb3938ef424b.gif

  • goat

    This fool leaked his 2005 tax returns. How convenient?

  • goat

    How she failed? Trump failed when he leaked these 12 yr old tax returns.

  • TamG

    Go to liberal, anti-Trump Slate's website and see how they demolish Maddow's buildup and letdown if you can't see what an epic fail this was.

  • TamG

    1) Why would he release his taxes to have people he knows hate him dissect everything to the point his presidency is crippled?

    2) I'm not a Republican, don't give two craps about Republicans. I'm not "concern trolling" whatever the heck that is.

  • TamG

    But they do refute the lie that he didn't pay taxes which was constantly pushed during the election.

    Love how the goalposts keep moving.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don't give a fuqq about Trump The Chumps tax return! This is just smoke and mirrors to get folks concentrating on anything other than his failed presidency... Twelve year old tax returns ain't news..

  • Real Name

    What's the purpose of the POW. So uncalled for???

  • hottlanta

    Those taxes are fake. He can release FAKE taxes from 2005 but can't release up-to-date proof of President Obama PERSONALLY wiretapping Trump Tower. Yet his son is on Twitter as if he had done something great. Major fail. He did it himself.

  • hottlanta

    Rachel is the business. Let Dump explain the 90 M on a house no one lives in and the guy is now Commerce Secretary from the Bank of Cypress.

  • MissyJ

    I don't think the narrative was that he has NEVER paid taxes... We are asking about his recently dealings...

  • klwbaby
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    1) Over the past 40 years every single president since Nixon has released their taxes. Yes even Tricky Dick the Crooked let the entire world see. and who in the hell hates Trump?

    Everyone hates politicians so Snowflake Trump better get used to it, and the only person who's crippled his presidency so far has been Trump with his insessent defensive tweets some even going as far as accussing his predecessor of a felony, but no one should give Trump whatever he dishes out.

    Hell look at the crap that Hillary has been put through and she's back at it so please tell me that Trump is emotionally stronger than a little old sickly grandma of two.

    His leadership on Trumpcare/Ryancare has been nonexistent since he jumped on board with Ryancare the moment it was announced.

    2) Of course you only criticize The Left while making some wild unsubstantiated conspiracy theory against Trump

    Concern trolling is when one side of the political spectrum gives the other side some unsolicited advice.

  • Vegas1989

    My peeps in the DMV area be keeping me in the loop there. Tension is high there...LOL...They be telling me since the election the workplace has been divided. SMH...they are just sitting back in the cut ready for the shake down.

  • A D N

    Wait? All that interest me is someone at Fox bashes Trump? That's the Pow lol. Seriously...on a serious note...I said yesterday that it's a shame anyone has to pay millions at one time for taxes...especially 38 of them; wow.

  • Quitedeliteful

    True... what you see is what you get except we ain't getting much...

  • V Dubb

    Lololol this is funny......and poor white people will be the only losers in this charade. #butwheredemtappedwiresdohTrump #trivialasspresident

  • V Dubb

    He will never address the wiretapping again cause he knows it was him reacting to the Breitbart guy. Ole dumbass president

  • V Dubb

    Okkkk....Get all the way the foh....we were still trying to figure out how the towers fell in 2005. On some other shit......

  • Chocolategyrl

    Releasing the tax return before Maddow was just a typical trump ploy to distract from the truth coming out. I believe Maddow is going to end trump's time as play president.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    TamG:But they do refute the lie that he didn't pay taxes which was constantly pushed during the election

    Trump was the one who bragged about not having paid any taxes.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    2005? Is this a joke? So is Trump out of compliance because he hasn't filed in 12 years? What's the point of returns from 12 years ago?

  • NaeNay

    But...but...those returns were from over 10 years ago. Wake me when you have his more recent returns.

  • Luvn_it

    2005. Ok now what about 2006-2016 you really think just b/c he released tax returns from 11yrs ago ppl with a brain are just going to be like see look he does pay taxes. Come on now most of us do have common sense he needs to try again.?

  • 19awesomegrl97

    2005?! really?!! its 2017 tho

  • Realtalk2

    Who says POW, that's not 4 years old?

  • Op2

    Liberals got played! I can't stop laughing on this one.

    Maddow ended up reporting what Trump wanted her to report about him (his taxes) which simultaneously revealed how, ironically, the Democrat Politicians are the ones didn't pay their fair share in taxes. lol

  • smartchickfl

    This presidency is a complete joke.

  • Luvn_it

    And of course he's in a higher tax bracket he's worth more than all the people you just named. Now compare him to people he's "apparently" on or to the same level with net worth wise. Like Oprah,Mark Zuckerberg,Bill Gates,Warren Buffett other proven billionaires. Who would easily make this type of money in a year. Not a former President,news casters,and Senator.

  • bella28498 .

    I am laughing as well.....I been saying ppl need to stop worrying about dumb chit.

  • bella28498 .

    lmao I been telling ppl quit being salty worrying about his tax returns but I was just a troll back then.

  • Not Down With The BS

    How is that beating her to the punch? Rachel forced his hand to admit to the two pages she received, he authenticated the documents.

    Further, he's probably the one who released them as he knew she only had the two pages, yet no schedules and attachments.

  • Not Down With The BS

    You make no sense. He's paying a percentage of his income like everyone else. He's actually paying less of a percentage than you pay. Those millions he pays have the same value to him as the thousands you pay.

  • A D N

    You have horrible comprehension. Read what I wrote again. I am saying just that...payin millions at a time is "bad". Stop being so defensive about what others think. I don't pay your bills or control your health for you to be this offended.

  • MsChocCookie

    2005? We are in 2017? Again nobody cares. Queen Donnie, is the biggest Scam Artist. He managed to scam his way in the White House! He talks the talk, (8th grade level, maybe 6) but he can't walk, the walk!

  • Mrs.Meenie

    Tax returns from 2005? This is just a cover up for the truth.

  • Jen_no_juice

    2005?????? Really???? I can go to my 2005 software of turbo tax and say I made Arab money and paid just as many taxes too!

  • AJKC23

    Just a DISTRACTION...it's 2017!!!!

  • Kilroy

    Don Don didn't beat anything or anyone. He had to divulge his 05 taxes with his Russian loving behind.

  • Not Down With The BS

    I read what you said and you still make no sense because of exactly what I stated. You can't fathom paying millions in taxes because you don't make that type of money to pay $38 million dollars in taxes. It doesn't hurt him to pay it, he's a billionaire. That's like me having to pay $3,800 when I'm worth $370,000.

    Also, stating my opinion is not being 'defensive'. I am questioning the logic of your statement. I am not offended in the least.

  • A D N

    You may not be down for the BS, but you sure bring it. Why does the government "think" just because I am a billionaire, I should pay millions of dollars or a percentage of my earned money to support programs (war, housing for low income, food for people who choose to have them), I disagree with? Besides, I was referring to the tax return he provided...$38 million on an income of $150 million....25% of my money? Twenty five percent but they want 33% and above? Wow! I hate paying that on the income I earn! That's too much towards taxes...for the government to waste and we still in debt.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Everything this man touches is a failure. Stop ?? being so smitten Sandra.

    Also, this is over a decade old. Why not a decade's worth?

  • KIm

    What a coincidence. Obviously Trump himself leaked his 2005 taxes. Why? Its probably the last year he actually paid any taxes!

  • Wolfperm

    Snowflake?! Really?! You need to STOP!

  • samuel severino

    EVERYTHING he touches turn to failure? Wow. Even the greatest Trump hater knows that isn't true.

    Hell, the fact that he is president proves that isn't true. From the beginning he kept saying that he would win when "the experts" said he had no chance.

  • samuel severino

    Wrong wrong wrong. On 2 levels. Even a few days ago people were asking when he was going to release his taxes.

    Not to mention the fact that the tax forms Hillary and the others were requesting are 10 or more years older or more.

  • samuel severino

    You are an idiot. This info was released a year ago. Maddow and CNN made it seem like they had something groundbreaking and nefarious and people fell for it.

    Trump only released it once he found out that she was going to so that he could scoop her,

  • Not Down With The BS

    I agree with the last part of your statement with respect to being forced to pay taxes period, specifically, 1/3 of our income.

    However, if we have to pay 33%, he damn sure should be paying at least 33% (though he would pay 39.6%, if he was not taking advantage of corporate tax law). I don't care how much that turns out to be. He's paying the same percentage of tax as someone who has an income of $37,950. The majority of people in the lower tax brackets need that money to survive, he does not.

  • samuel severino

    What you fail to realize is that Trump paying 25% is huge. Most people in that bracket pay around 10%.

  • Tena

    Of course he chose to share the taxes that were the least incriminating. If he is going to bring receipts, how about show his taxes from 2005 to current.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Ok. So why are you commenting again? LOL clearly we don't agree on this. Not falling for your bait. Good day.

  • samuel severino

    Not true at all. Obama went to FISA June 2016 and asked for permission to wiretap Trump and was told no.
    He went back again in October and asked for permission to wiretap and spy and the FISA told him yes. Since this was a court order you can pull up the actual document and read it for yourself. No fake news.
    So of course you are going to say that just cause he kept asking for permission to wiretap Trump doesn't mean that he actually planned to use it, right?

  • samuel severino

    You clearly didn't pay attention during the election. When Hillary kept asking him to release his returns 2005 was one of the years she kept asking for.

  • samuel severino

    Thank you

  • samuel severino

    No. He said "If I didn't pay federal taxes that would make me smart."

  • samuel severino

    You will be waiting a long time. He is going to be president for 8 years. Especially since the Dems don't have anyone to challenge him. All of their leadership is aging.

  • samuel severino

    He didn't leak them. Don't know why that keeps getting repeated. It came out a year ago in The NY Times

  • samuel severino

    Exactly. Even her sister network CNN took shots at her.

  • samuel severino

    McCain keeps talking about the Russians but he has no proof. He even tried to use that made up on Reddit Russian prostitutes pissing as proof.

    He said that the info was in a dossier that others had seen and when the truth came out it was a prank he looked stupid.
    THERE IS NO RUSSIAN PROOF. If there was he would have been impeached immediately.

  • dontgetblocked

    She made a complete fool out of herself. Other journalists and Trump supporters are angry at her. She proved that President Trump has paid more than his fair share of taxes. Thanks Rachel. Good work.

  • dontgetblocked

    She's an idiot.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Why would he not it's all about deflection. Lol

  • bella28498 .

    lol now you have ppl saying it's a deflection or his returns are fake lmao. ppl are never satisfied and refuse to hold legitimate L's

  • bella28498 .

    This is a legitimate L you MF'ers are gonna have to hold. lmao Please stop worrying about this man taxes. His will be the least of your worries.

  • BrittBrat2005

    umm where's 2006 to 2016 I'm just saying...

  • Alicia.Ashe

    You still are a troll

  • V Dubb

    Complete!!!!!!

  • bella28498 .

    I am a troll, you look like a troll so lets start a group

  • samuel severino

    The sad part is that it is YOU that is falling for the bait. Mainstream media has a 9% approval rating. People just do not trust them anymore.

    YOU are in the 9% that believes in mainstream media. Whatever CNN tells you, you will believe. I AM NOT A Republican. I just do my own research while using common sense. If CNN came out tomorrow and said that Trump was gay you would believe it just because "they said so."

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!1

    You underestimate how power-hungry Republicans really are.

    Although they didn't think Trump could win the election when he did they played it off as if they had supported Trump from the day he announced his candidacy and now they have gotten Trump's nominees through the conformation process and who are in the process of dismantling the most hated federal government department and now they have at least one possibly two vacant Supreme Court seats they can fill with young associate justices from the Federalist Society.

    The problem with impeaching Trump is that Pence will have to go down too since we already know that Pence knew about Flynn and lied to the American people once so don't underestimate how far this Russia connection with Trump goes into the Republican Party.

    Oh yeah Elevated Soul, samuel severino, TamG or whatever handle you're using today.

    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Go ahead and lie for your Cheeto Jesus.

    It won't keep him from facing his justice.

  • A D N

    What about that I don't realize? That's my point! What is wrong with you people?! I THINK IT IS WRONG FOR ANYONE TO PAY THAT AMOUNT OF TAXES REGARDLESS OF THEIR INCOME!!!! Is that better? Wow! You all are so ready to debate and get your point across that you FAIL to read and comprehend! My thoughts of Trump or any president does not affect my logic!

  • A D N

    We disagree! LOL! When I become a millionaire, which is probably I'm thinking differently about this tax issue, I DO NOT want to give up the percentage asked...nooo...demanded by a GOVERNMENT...because they claim they need it for supporting programs. Do a research on how many people go broke, from having to pay taxes. It's ridiculous! I do not care for Trump in many ways, but I understand why he doesn't want to give up his money regardless of how much he has.

  • A D N

    Just give it time. People in Washington always have something up their sleeves. Someone will expose how Trump won. I really didn't have a strong preference of who would be president, although I voted for Clinton because the issues (she claimed she would "fixed") closely aligned with my life. It's just a matter of time when Trump and his Russian friend turn on each other. I predict the 1st year of Trump's second term. Then a war. They are going to make more money more together and thrive on who's the most powerful, then something will happen when one decides not to "play" fair, because believe me, they have no trust in one another. Do you really think people become president because they want to "help" people like us? It's about money and power...

  • Not Down With The BS

    Girl, I don't want to pay any taxes right now! ?

  • A D N

    Exactly! LOL! I can't stand anyone TAKING my money because of some reason THEY find fit! I didn't realize I am a Tea Partier until the beginning of the year. I go through these emotions every year, so don't pay me any attention LOL!

  • Not Down With The BS

    Lol Not a problem! Have a wonderful night!

  • OkWhatevah

    My understanding is that it was just two pages of the return. If I'm asked to submit documentation by anyone for any reason, just bringing in a few pre selected pages of said document would not be acceptable.
    Because it doesn't present the WHOLE picture of whatever they're trying to find out.

  • smartchickfl

    That's what Hillary asked for. Why are you adressing me with her demands? Doesn't change the fact that those returns are old. What's stopping him from releasing his recent returns? You can gtfoh as well:)

  • goat

    And how did the NY Times get them a year ago??

  • Trippinhhard

    That was tax return for over 12 years.. Where are his recent tax documents? This man has been given the green light to do as he pleases. Who ever heard of the First Lady not living in the White House?
    This man has no control over his mouth or fingers, keep him off of Twitter, he accused Obama of wiretapping him, when that was a bald face lie.. He needs to do his job running the Country and that job is not easy, especially for a man that ever held public office before..