MSNBC sunk to a new low on Tuesday night when host Rachel Maddow decided to publish President Trump’s 2005 tax return.
BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017
One problem, the tax return was stolen and their decision to publish it is illegal.
The liberal media tried to use the tax return to attack Trump for paying too little in taxes, but in reality, the return shows that he paid a fair amount.
A White House official clarified MSNBC’s fake news and twisting of the truth.
“Before being elected President, Mr. Trump was one of the most successful businessmen in the world with a responsibility to his company, his family and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required,” the official continued. “That being said, Mr. Trump paid $38 million dollars even after taking into account large scale depreciation for construction, on an income of more than $150 million dollars, as well as paying tens of millions of dollars in other taxes such as sales and excise taxes and employment taxes and this illegally published return proves just that.”
“Despite this substantial income figure and tax paid, it is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns. The dishonest media can continue to make this part of their agenda, while the President will focus on his, which includes tax reform that will benefit all Americans,” said the official.
How low can the left go? After tonight, I think we know the answer to that question.