Democrats have been demanding President Trump’s tax returns since … forever.
Trump, of course, is under no legal obligation to divulge them, but presidential candidates have followed the unwritten rule for generations. Still, Trump, a multi-billionaire, felt that there was far too much … whatever … in the returns to release, so he took the political fallout and held them back.
But MSNBC, which gets a thrill up its leg only for Democratic presidential candidates, decided to release the returns anyway (without, by the way, saying how they got the documents). Rachel Maddow devoted most of her program last week to Trump’s two-page 1040 form from 2005.
Yet like Geraldo Rivera’s big reveal of the Al Capone vault, the show was a bust – a big one (her viewership plunged afterward and she now says that Trump himself may have leaked the documents – seriously).