When MSNBC‘s Rachel Maddow announced she had gotten a hold of Donald Trump‘s tax returns earlier this week, there was naturally a LOT of hype.
But by the time the segment aired on The Rachel Maddow Show, viewers were disappointed that Maddow only had a sliver of the President’s financial information — and no scandal to report on.
The 43-year-old was criticised over her over-hyped presentation of the tax information once the show began, before clarifying she had POTUS’s 2005 federal income tax return — which the Wall Street Journal already reported on last year!
One of Maddow’s critics was Stephen Colbert, who mocked her non-bombshell of a report on Wednesday’s The Late Show. In the clip (below), Colbert reveals he has acquired a long-awaited joke that Americans have been waiting to hear!
But not every late night host poked fun at Maddow’s release. Jimmy Fallon invited the journalist on Wednesday’s Tonight Show, where she spoke on the behind the scenes drama that came with getting the White House to authenticate the documents mere hours before the show aired.
While not many viewers were pleased with the outcome, Maddow’s longtime partner Susan Mikula was — and bought the financial reporter a congratulatory gift for breaking the story!
Ch-ch-check out the clips (below) to hear Maddow’s inside scoop — and see Colbert hilariously spoof her report!