Rachel Maddow promised to release Donald Trump‘s tax returns on Tuesday’s show, and she (mostly) delivered!
The MSNBC personality said she received a portion of Trump’s federal 2005 tax returns from journalist and tax analyst David Cay Johnston. The President needs to release these documents to show he isn’t receiving money from foreign governments — which could breach national security — and to show he will not enact tax policies that will personally benefit his various businesses.
According to the host — who acquired two pages of his 1040:
Trump paid $38 million in taxes, wrote down $103 million, and listed his overall income as $150 million.
Not only has the White House confirmed these numbers, they released the following statement:
“You know you are desperate for ratings when you are willing to violate the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago.”
While Johnston says the numbers make sense, he believes Trump should’ve paid more taxes because of his large income.
Even with this big reveal, the question remains… what are Trump’s sources of income?? Where is he getting all of this money?? Hopefully these will be answered very soon!
To see clips, ch-ch-check them out (below)!
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