MSNBC's unapologetic liberal “journalist” Rachel Maddow lit the internet on fire Tuesday night when she teased via Twitter that she’d gotten her hands on President Donald Trump’s tax returns – a scoop that would have been pretty juicy, considering Trump never released his tax returns during the presidential campaign as all other modern-era presidents have done.
BREAKING: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017
If only it'd been true.
What Maddow and the fine folks over at MSNBC actually managed to do was get part of a copy of Trump’s 2005 tax return. Which was already 12 years old. And which the White House had already released.
And which the Wall Street Journal had already reported on – a year ago.
Needless to say, the Twittersphere wasn’t all too happy as Maddow droned on...and on...and on during her open monologue, bashing Trump (and throwing out all manner of random, unsubstantiated speculations regarding his finances) without actually giving anyone any new information. Here are a few of the best reactions we found from the less-than-enthused:
Why won't Rachel Maddow release Donald Trump's tax returns? What's she hiding?— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) March 15, 2017
The media when Maddow tweeted that she was going to release Trump's tax returns tonight only to clarify it's just his 1040 from 2005. pic.twitter.com/qLdSGa5LWz— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 15, 2017
Haven't seen this much windup since El Duque— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 15, 2017
This is what @Maddow does. Long, long wind-ups.— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) March 15, 2017
That’s also known as burying the lede… or, you know, not having one.
Rachel Maddow tonight. pic.twitter.com/zxLyJjzN4n— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 15, 2017
BREAKING: Trump just released his 2005 tax returns, Trumping Rachel Maddow "exclusive" hahah! Another FAIL by the liberal media.— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) March 15, 2017
Rachel Maddow announces she will release Donald Trump’s tax returns as a 10-episode Netflix series.— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) March 15, 2017
BREAKING: Rachel Maddow provides 12 year outdated tax returns - like is her audience H&R Block representatives... only a scoop to them. Lame— Bill Moran (@BillMoranWrites) March 15, 2017
BREAKING: Rachel Maddow has been saying absolutely nothing on MSNBC while we all die a little inside.— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) March 15, 2017
I think Maddow's staff lost the tax return.— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) March 15, 2017
It's really going to be funny when @Maddow's big reveal is that Trump expensed use of a tanning bed or something.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 15, 2017
Take your time, Rachel Maddow. I've got lots of popcorn. pic.twitter.com/Myd6rvJDy2— Deb Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) March 15, 2017
Maddow never did manage to reveal anything stunning regarding Trump's tax returns, choosing instead to spend the bulk of her show speculating on all the ways Trump may have screwed the American people out of buckets of Benjamins. At best, she came out looking like an even bigger moron than she did before.
Which probably won't help her tanking ratings.
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