Viewers tuning into The Rachel Maddow Show on March 14 were disappointed to see, after much hype and 20 minutes of on-air build up, that an expected bombshell turned out to be a giant dud.
Maddow saw a surge of viewers to her program, following teaser tweets about obtaining President Trump's tax returns. Maddow eventually revealed two pages of Trump's 2005 tax return. The forms showed that Trump earned $150 million that year and paid $38 million in taxes. Maddow's source, financial journalist David Cay Johnston, claimed to have received the documents in his mailbox.
Despite the tax return not yielding anything of real significance, Mr. Trump still went out of his way denounce the findings as "fake news."
Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, "went to his mailbox" and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
In a bizarre twist of events, we too have received a Donald Trump tax return. Walking down an empty street, a gust of wind blew it into our face — temporarily blinding us. Once finally able to wrestle the form away from our face, we were shocked at what we'd discovered: a possibly real tax return of President Trump and a note reading, "For you, from me."
Take a look for yourselves.
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