by Greg Krehbiel on 15 March 2017
I’m pretty sure Trump has just played Rachel Maddow for a fool.
Isn’t it odd that the one bit of Trump’s taxes anybody knows about is almost ancient history (from 2005), and shows him paying a lot in taxes? More (as a percentage) than Obama. More than Bernie Sanders.
It seems very convenient. It’s as if Trump went through decades of tax returns and picked the one that would show him in the most favorable light.
The result is that Maddow looks like a dope — spewing crazy conspiracy theories as she desperately tries to find some evidence of malfeasance — and the public now has it fixed in their mind that Trump makes a lot and pays a lot, so all this “show us the returns” stuff is going to be perceived as a bunch of noise.
“We’ve already seen his returns, and he pays a lot in taxes.”
From now on, if the press pushes the matter, Trump can claim that the press can’t be trusted with sensitive information, so why should he release anything?
And it wasn’t Sean Hannity that revealed it. It was crazy Rachel Maddow, his sworn enemy.
This was a stroke of genius.
2017-03-15 » Greg Krehbiel