Ever since Trump started his presidential campaign, everyone has been kind of asking, "Um, let's see your tax returns because we all know there's going to be evidence of you linked to Russia and other countries that will surely compromise your credibility and security as the President of the United States.
And I'm sure those damning tax returns are out there, but last night, when Rachel Maddow presented the first two pages of Trump's 2005 tax returns which didn't show anything other than he only made $150 million (sounds low for a bigtime mover and shaker like he claims to be) and paid $4 million in taxes (a measly 4 percent), and another $31 million under the alternative minimum tax (Trump's trying to eliminate the AMT), I feel like she overplayed her hand. Now if she had full tax filings from the last 5 years or so, then she would've had something. She got excited and jumped the gun.
Two pages of a 12-year-old tax filing is hardly Stop the presses-worthy. And as a matter of fact, the popular theory is that the Trump Regime leaked these themselves. I mean, let's be honest -- a partial 2005 tax return with very little detail other than his income and taxes paid? My tax returns are about 15 pages long and detail everything from my income to charitable donations.
The partial tax returns were mailed to by an anonymous source to "The Daily Beast" contributor David Cay Johnston.
Written by: fancylad who started to write this story up and he wasn't going to fucking delete it because he spent too much time writing it, before it was submitted by original submitter, 5cats.
From 5cats: How is President Trump's 2005 partial return any different than Obama's birth certificate?
1. This document is illegally obtained and illegally aired. This is a confidential document which is not public knowledge. And it is over a decade old. Trump has every right to NOT provide it.
2. Obama's birth certificate is mandatory paperwork, publicly available for anyone to see which Obama was required to provide before he even ran for president. But he refused to provide it.
How can this be anything but bullshit? Guess what! It is nothing but bullshit.