Some 4.1 million people reportedly watched Rachel Maddow reveal that Donald Trump paid almost $40 million in taxes for 2005. An equal number appear to be attacking her as well.
“Maddow is currently enjoying the most successful period of her career,” noted Huffington Post. “She pulled in the highest ratings of her nine-year stint at MSNBC last month, averaging 2.3 million viewers per episode.”
The MSNBC host was slammed for a 20-minute opening monologue, “and then only producing two pages of a 2005 federal tax return when she did reveal the documents, which the Trump administration said were accurate even before the show aired.”
Defending the online promotion of the show, Maddow told The Associated Press: “Because I have information about the president doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a scandal. It doesn’t mean that it’s damning information. If other people leapt to that conclusion without me indicating that it was, that hype is external to what we did.”
The hype still led to right-wing hilarity:
Rachel Maddow tonight reveals Amelia Earhart & Jimmy Hoffa are found; they married and had a child–Snoop Dog, who paid no taxes ever!
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) March 15, 2017
Rachel Maddow refuses to release taxes to refute claim she was on the Clinton’s Charity Payroll with other Democrat Operatives! pic.twitter.com/KzFCaE3dH8
— Rich (@8richard6) March 17, 2017
The best part about Rachel Maddow’s fail? She made all these liberals wait 30+ min to see Trump’s taxes which turned out to benefit him. LOL
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) March 17, 2017
— Shot of the Week (@shotoftheweek) March 15, 2017
Add Trump’s taxes to the Liberal fail list:
Fake News Narrative❌
TRUMPS TAXES❌ https://t.co/aFHg50Gkp2
— Liberal Logic 🇺🇸 (@LiberalLogic123) March 15, 2017
Left: WHAT’S TRUMP HIDING IN HIS TAXES!
Maddow: He paid $38M of tax on $150M income.
Left: TRUMP’S DISTRACTING US BY SHARING HIS TAXES!
— Razor (@hale_razor) March 15, 2017
— Philip Schuyler (@FiveRights) March 15, 2017
#TrumpTaxReturns What Did We Learn
Bernie 13.5% taxes
Obama 18.5% taxes
Trump 25% taxes
Maddow 100% IDIOT#MAGA
— Peter Schaffhauser (@PETEthaMEAT) March 15, 2017
— Michael (@Michael2014abc) March 15, 2017
Things I learned tonight:
-Trump paid $38,000,000 in taxes in 05.
-What channel MSNBC is
-Rachel Maddow & my Uncle Jimmy go the same barber
— Donye West (@dontuna) March 15, 2017
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