InfoWars -- Rachel Maddow’s bombshell revelation that Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes on $150 million income failed so miserably that even the virulently anti-Trump mainstream media had to acknowledge it was a complete non-story.
The scoop, which some on the left thought was about to turn into a devastating new Trump scandal, succeeded in only improving Trump’s reputation as a successful, hard working, tax paying businessman.
Maddow’s nothingburger revealed that Trump paid a tax rate of roughly 25%, compared to MSNBC’s parent company Comcast which paid 24%, Barack Obama (19%) and Bernie Sanders (13%).
Trump paying $38 million in taxes also disproves a major New York Times story that suggested Trump may have avoided, “paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years.” That insinuation is fake news.
Maddow was left even more red faced by the fact that the White House itself scooped her before she even went on air and the details of the 1040 form were already circulating on the Internet while Maddow spent 20 minutes of her show rambling around the subject.
The level of fail by Maddow was so epic, that even the mainstream media was forced to acknowledge how embarrassing it all was.
Under the headline This 2005 Donald Trump tax return is a total nothingburger, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza wrote that Maddow “spent hours touting a massive scoop” but that, “For all the hoopla surrounding the unearthing of these documents, there simply was no smoking gun — or anything close to it.”
According to CNBC, which is owned by NBCUniversal, the parent company of both CNBC and MSNBC, Maddow's Implosion Handed a "nice victory" to Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, CNN’s Van Jones admitted live on air, “Here’s the reality. If all we got tonight is that Donald Trump paid $38 million to America’s government, that’s a good night for Donald Trump. I’m sorry. I was really hoping and praying that it would show that not only did he pay no taxes but he charged the government and got money back, but there’s nothing I could get excited about here.”
Within minutes of it being revealed that Maddow had nothing, Twitter lit up with a firestorm of criticism. Some even speculated that Trump personally leaked the tax return to make himself look good.
“Thank you Rachel Maddow for proving to your #Trump hating followers how successful @realDonaldTrump is & that he paid $40mm in taxes!” tweeted Donald Trump Jnr.
Blog Author's Comments: The bottom line as I see it is this. There are only two entities that could have had access to and released President Trump's private 1040 tax forms to the media: 1) His private Accounting & Legal Counsel or 2) Someone inside of the IRS. I am not a lawyer, but as for Rachel Maddow and MSNBC, the facts are that both of them should now be complicit in the commission of a felony offense by taking possession of and releasing IRS records for a sitting U.S. President, which had to be obtained by illegal means.
Maddow was a failure with this non-story, like her candidate for president Hillary Clinton. But, can we expect something different from MSNBC? Many of the low-information followers of Maddow and MSNBC are tuned in every night for their political news, no matter how absurd. President Trump has been in office for a very short time but the number of lies about him by the mainstream media is unbelievable and this will only continue. It should also be no secret that Trump is under attack by Obama and his group of criminals who were previously in charge and care nothing for the people of this country, only their power.
Rachel Maddow Committed A Felony