(Natural News) We interrupt our regularly scheduled health coverage to bring you this newsflash from the ongoing war on President Trump. In what's being described as nothing less than an "epic fail" by Rachel Maddow at MSNBC, an aggressively hyped "scoop" that Maddow promised would astonish viewers turned out to be an embarrassing backfire.
It is a felony crime, by the way, to release another person's federal tax returns without permission. The lawlessness of the act did not seem to dissuade anti-Trump activists (formerly known as "journalists") from releasing it, however.
Far from embarrassing the President, Donald Trump's 2005 tax return — now widely circulated across the 'net — shows he paid $38 million in taxes on $150 million in earnings, instantly shattering the fake news narrative of the entire mainstream media which has consistently claimed "Trump paid no taxes." (See linked sources below.)
Following the astonishing backfire of the supposed bombshell news, MSNBC was widely mocked as the new "Comedy Central," and many internet observers wondered if the left-wing media would soon revert to its wholly-discredited Russian conspiracy theory narrative as a backup plan. As one reader commented, "Trump is always one step ahead of these @sshats. He made them look like idiots again."
(Prediction: Left-wing "journalists" will now Photoshop the tax return to mock it up with fake numbers and release a whole new "fake news" tax return that they will claim is real…)
Rachel Maddow accidentally demonstrates how MSNBC is fake news
To the delight of all those who tire of the establishment media's fake news assaults on the American psyche, the release of Trump's 2005 tax return satisfyingly disproves the liberal media's narrative that falsely claimed Trump paid no taxes whatsoever. Now, we know that narrative holds no more water than the "Russians hacked the election" fiction also being peddled by the same delusional news cartels such as the Washington Post and NYT.
"MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was widely mocked on social media Tuesday night after drawing out the revelations in what she announced as an "exclusive story" regarding Donald Trump's tax returns," reported Breitbart.com:
Instead of getting right to her big scoop about a 2005 Trump tax return she obtained, Maddow opened her show with a rambling 20-minute rant outlining her often tangential theories regarding Trump's connections to Russia.
Maddow did not unveil the relevant tax documents until 23 minutes into the show, revealing that Donald Trump had made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton asserted that Donald Trump deliberately avoided releasing his tax returns in order to conceal "that he's paid nothing in federal taxes." This defamatory innuendo was, of course, widely repeated across the entire left-wing media, which quickly transformed Clinton's assertion into a whole new "fact" that was blindly repeated as if it were gospel.