We never thought I would say thanks to MSNBC.
Rachel Maddow revelation that Donald Trump paid $36.5 million in taxes on $153 million in income — an effective tax rate of 24.5 percent, just below the 27.4 percent that taxpayers making $1 million or more pay on average was huge news!
But it looks like that unintentionally Maddow just gave Trump the biggest gift he could ask for.
When you compare President Trump’s tax rate with the tax rates of liberal luminary Sen. Bernie Sanders and Mitt Romney you will notice that Trump paid a higher percentage of his income in taxes in 2005 than Mitt Romney did in 2011, Obama did in 2015 and Bernie Sanders did in 2014.
Of course, Maddow will not be laughing when she realizes that by showing his tax returns, she did BREAK the law!
According to the Hill, which is no friend of President Trump, “Disclosing a taxpayer’s information without consent IS ILLEGAL.”
The unauthorized release or publishing of federal tax returns is a criminal offense, punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 and up to five years in jail.
Maddow, however, argued that MSNBC was exercising its First Amendment right to publish information in the public interest.
What do you think, maybe she need to face some prison time?
Natalie D. is an American conservative writer! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington.She is a “constitutional conservative”.