At long last, Donald Trump’s highly coveted tax returns have finally been revealed. And what did we learn? That Donald Trump has paid quite a hefty amount of his money to the IRS.
It was a quiet Tuesday night when failed MSNBC host, Rachel Maddow, proclaimed to the Twitter world, “BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.”
BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017
But the White House opted to release Trump’s tax returns before Maddow’s 9pm show, crushing her ratings.
Instead of showing that Donald Trump has not paid his fair share in taxes, as liberals had hoped for, Trump’s tax returns showed exactly the opposite. Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes to the IRS on his $150 million income in 2005, a tax rate of 25%.
This is nearly two times higher than the rate Bernie Sanders was paying, who had his income (which he received through taxation, much of which probably came from Donald’s) taxed at 13% in 2014.
Trump’s tax returns have revealed one thing, and it’s not about Trump. Instead, they have revealed that the Vermont socialist who once said that a 90% tax rate isn’t too high isn’t putting his money where his mouth is.
Pay your fair share, Bernie.
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