For reasons that seemed reasonable at the time, I thought yesterday would be as good a day as any to turn my attention on Trump. After all, when all you end up doing is punching the same leftist dummy, time after time after time, it gets boring after awhile.
Then a story comes along that reminds me to not to fight the obvious.
Yesterday, Rachel Maddow breathlessly tweeted that she finally had Trump returns to share!
BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017
I’ll let Slate explain what happened next:
Could this be it, the tax return that would bring down the Donald? If this was it, why wasn’t MSNBC cutting into its programming, instead of running a countdown clock to Maddow’s show? By 8:24 (pm eastern time; Maddow’s above tweet is time-stamped in PDT. Mr. Fool), Maddow was tweeting that the tax return in question was Donald Trump’s 1040 from 2005. By 8:30, still half an hour before Maddow started airing, the White House had responded to the MSNBC report, saying that Trump had paid $38 million on income of $150 million that year. An hour later, about 20 minutes after The Rachel Maddow Show started, Maddow would confirm these numbers, turning her big scoop about Donald Trump’s long-missing tax returns into a cautionary tale about overhype. Rachel Maddow, you played yourself—and us too.
The response on Twitter to Maddow’s “bombshell” was swift, ruthless, and well-deserved:
It took over 30 years for someone to top @GeraldoRivera for biggest over-hyped live TV epic fail in history. You did it Rachel Maddow !
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) March 15, 2017
Trump 2005 tax rate: 25%
Romney 2011 tax rate: 14.1%
Sanders 2014 tax rate: 13.5%
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) March 15, 2017
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) March 15, 2017
Donald Trump paid taxes.
Vladimir Putin paid taxes.
You know what that means, right?
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) March 15, 2017
Maddow launching her 'leaked' Trump tax return story tonight. pic.twitter.com/3IeCObinLb
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 15, 2017
Unthwarted by yet another flesh wound it has inflicted on itself, the left remains undaunted from its task of removing Trump from the presidency through disclosing Trump’s tax returns. To wit, I present example #45,215 supporting the thesis that liberals Are idiots:
More questions than answers tonight. I'm offering a $5m reward to anyone with Trump's complete, legally obtained tax returns.
— David Brock (@davidbrockdc) March 15, 2017
It’s moments like these that I have to remind myself of a simple truth.
Stupid really is as stupid does.
The sooner the left impales itself, the better.
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