President Trump has every reason to voice his displeasure at the media illegally publishing his tax returns and this early morning tweet caught the moment.
Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, "went to his mailbox" and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
Trump is speaking of David Cay Johnson, a journalist who appeared on Rachel Maddow’s show last night with the story someone put Trump’s tax returns in his mailbox so he gave it to Maddow and MSNBC.
Source: Daily Mail
President Donald Trump is criticizing the reporter who released a portion of Trump’s 2005 tax return, casting doubt on the reporter’s account of how he obtained the form.
The tax forms were obtained by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, and reported on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” Tuesday. Johnston, who has long reported on tax issues, said he received the documents in the mail, unsolicited.
But in a tweet Wednesday, Trump asked, “Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, “went to his mailbox” and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!”
Trump has refused to release his taxes, saying he is under routine IRS audit.
The returns showed that Trump paid a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate.
Maddow really had a bad night when her show was over as Twitter lit into her like I’ve never seen before.
Why call individuals like Maddow “reporters? There are better words for them,”thugs/bullies, etc.” The REAL MEDIA reports the real, unbiased truth of real events. They are men and women with character, dignity, and honesty for a work well done having the best interest of the people and country in mind.
This is fake news. They made a scandal out of a really rich guy that paid more in taxes in one year than most people make in their lifetime. And any income deductions he used were legal and acceptable under the tax code. How is this news at all?
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