Taxing America's patience: President Trump must release his returns

Tracy FergusonMar 21, 2017

The "Trump tax return" in question turned out to be an excerpted 1040 form from 2005, though it was how Maddow revealed the contents of this excerpt that frustrated some and inspired Stephen Colbert to enter full parody mode on Wednesday's Late Show. "We believe that this is the first time any joke connected with Donald Trump has been released".

Colbert performed a sketch on The Late Show which saw him reveal he had made a game-changing discovery: a joke.

The joke was: "Why did the chicken cross the road?" The answer right after this break.

"It feels like a big responsibility, I've got to get it right", she said about making sure the tax info was credible and valid.

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Maddow reported Tuesday about a two-page summary of Trump's taxes from 2005, which revealed the president earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes that year. They turned up in the mailbox of David Cay Johnston, a tax expert and author of a book on Trump, without explanation.

Though a White House statement fully confirmed the documents that Johnston received, it also said that they would be "illegally published".

Stephen Colbert has a theory about who leaked Donald Trump's tax return - Donald Trump.

Maddow's almost 20-minute explanation of why seeing the president's tax returns is important and all of the things they could reveal - before telling what the 2005 documents actually showed - may have felt familiar to her regular viewers but a long tease for those enticed by the advanced advertising. 'The bombshell is that some of his tax returns have been released'. He paid 38, looks like $38 million in taxes.

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"She went out, when she found out that I got the scoop, and she bought me sneakers", she continued.

"I think people are really concerned to see what's in those tax returns", she added. We just got it. "It is amusing to me that a president would spend this much energy and political capital to keep secret his finances and his taxes specifically and simultaneously would want to brag about how much money he made".

Phew! After all this, viewers were on the edge of their seats, ready to learn what was in Trump's tax returns, a revelation that would surely connect all of Maddow's dots and begin Trump's downfall.

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