Rachel Maddow’s Plan to Release Trump’s Tax Returns Just Backfired BIG TIME!

by Cassy Fiano | March 15, 2017 11:11 am

During the election, there was a lot of scandal over Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns. While it’s not required by law, traditionally every presidential candidate has released their tax returns for decades. So when MSNBC host Rachel Maddow announced that she had a copy of Trump’s 2005 returns, she thought she had a huge scoop. She was wrong[1].

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Tuesday night, Maddow tweeted out that she had the tax returns, most likely to drum up anticipation for her show:

Trump scooped her scoop, though, by releasing the tax returns himself before her show aired. And regardless of where people got their information, the verdict was almost universally clear: this was a bunch of nothing. The return showed that Trump reported $150 million in income and paid $38 million in taxes.

And Maddow has been getting slammed for it.

The hits just kept coming and coming:

Ouch. That did not go the way Maddow wanted it to go.

Although, really, once she saw the tax return itself, what did she think would happen?

Endnotes:
  1. She was wrong: http://ijr.com/2017/03/825117-internets-reaction-maddows-big-scoop-trumps-taxes-shows-just-badly-stunt-backfired/
  2. [Image]: https://rightwingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/rachel-maddow.jpg
  3. March 14, 2017: https://twitter.com/maddow/status/841795163664089089
  4. #Trump: https://twitter.com/hashtag/Trump?src=hash
  5. @realDonaldTrump: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump
  6. #Taxes: https://twitter.com/hashtag/Taxes?src=hash
  7. March 15, 2017: https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/841833345604583424
  8. pic.twitter.com/RH3FRZtV66: https://t.co/RH3FRZtV66
  9. March 15, 2017: https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/841832831835811840
  10. #NotMyPress: https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotMyPress?src=hash
  11. pic.twitter.com/wILkDfc5Nm: https://t.co/wILkDfc5Nm
  12. March 15, 2017: https://twitter.com/midnightride20/status/841821866453024769
  13. March 15, 2017: https://twitter.com/SteveDeaceShow/status/841824334083682306
  14. pic.twitter.com/h13vNMPtW9: https://t.co/h13vNMPtW9
  15. March 15, 2017: https://twitter.com/ijrviraleditor/status/841869200884920320
  16. #TRUMPSTAXES: https://twitter.com/hashtag/TRUMPSTAXES?src=hash
  17. #msnbc: https://twitter.com/hashtag/msnbc?src=hash
  18. #trumpstaxreturns: https://twitter.com/hashtag/trumpstaxreturns?src=hash
  19. #trump: https://twitter.com/hashtag/trump?src=hash
  20. pic.twitter.com/jnRDO2CRw2: https://t.co/jnRDO2CRw2
  21. March 15, 2017: https://twitter.com/YeahKenny/status/841825208189255680
  22. March 15, 2017: https://twitter.com/BarstoolBigCat/status/841825627711913984
  23. March 15, 2017: https://twitter.com/StefanMolyneux/status/841858642722885634
  24. pic.twitter.com/zxLyJjzN4n: https://t.co/zxLyJjzN4n
  25. March 15, 2017: https://twitter.com/NumbersMuncher/status/841823773355585536
  26. March 15, 2017: https://twitter.com/BillyHallowell/status/841854654329851905
  27. #TrumpTaxReturn: https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpTaxReturn?src=hash
  28. March 15, 2017: https://twitter.com/MarkSimoneNY/status/841824841586081796
  29. March 15, 2017: https://twitter.com/CloydRivers/status/841854574491250688

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