If there is one thing President Trump knows how to do it’s taking the wind out of the MSM’s sails.
A very giddy Rachel Maddow announced on twitter that she had the biggest scoop in the world. Yes, MSNBC thought they had POTUS by the short hairs and they were gloating to their fellow ‘fake news’ networks and gullible audience.
You see she had Trump’s tax returns… from 2005.
This is what she released to the world on Twitter:
BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017
With all the hype and breath-holding going on the White House did something that completely killed the buzz.
They published the tax documents first, right before her show. Completely killing the scoop!
This is what a White House official told CNN, “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.”
The White House said Tuesday President Donald Trump earned more than $150 million in income and paid $38 million in taxes even after taking into account large scale depreciation for construction in response to questions about the coming publication of his 2005 return.
The $38 million was in addition to “paying tens of millions of dollars in other taxes such as sales and excise taxes and employment taxes,” a White House official said ahead of an anticipated MSNBC news report about the returns.
OUCH! You know that had to sting.
What makes this more hilarious is that Rachel Maddow went on air oblivious that her scoop was blown.
Her introduction will have you in stitches!