In an effort to dilute the intense media coverage of the recent scandals plaguing his fraudulent administration, president Donald Trump released two pages of his 2005 tax returns.
The two pages “leaked” to a reporter, show Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year, claiming a negative income of over $100 million.
The White House confirmed the document’s authenticity as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow revealed she has obtained part of Trump’s 2005 tax forms, and prepared to discuss the document on her Tuesday night show.
The White House pushed back pre-emptively Tuesday night, saying that publishing those returns would be illegal.
“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 in a statement.
But they are not fooling anyone. Trump leaked the info himself in an attempt to change the subject from his Russian ties and the recent scandals surrounding his administration, as well as the terrifying health care bill his Republican allies are trying to jam through Congress.
Trump has repeatedly refused to release his returns, claiming he is under audit. Most recently, Trump argued that the American public isn’t interested in his returns and said little could be learned from them. And because of that, the White House said the president has no plans to release his returns while he’s in office.
Wrong, Mr. Trump. The American people want to see your entire tax returns. Not only two meaningless pages showing what you want us to see. Show us everything. We want to make sure you are not enacting policies to benefit your Russian handlers with taxpayer money.