Breaking: MSNBC Claims it Has Trump’s Tax Returns.

Per a tweet by Rachel Maddow, MSNBC has Trump’s tax returns. We will see if this is legit or some stunt very soon.

Edit and follow up, if this is true it is very disappointing and MSNBC is guilty of just PR whoring.

Yep, it’s just the 2005 tax return. MSNBC was engaging in overselling crap. Sorry.

Morning After Update: Someone anonymously mailed two pages of Trump’s 2005 tax return to journalist David Cay Johnston. The returns show Trump earned over $150 million that year and paid about $36.5 million in taxes. This is quite reasonable and makes him look good.

The most likely explanation for this is that Trump himself is the source of the leak. Trump cherry picked two pages, from a return over a decade ago that made him look good, and sent them to a reporter to defuse the controversy over his taxes. This is not just my opinion, the journalist who received the document thinks so too.

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Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80

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