Remember how Rachel Maddow had a couple pages from Tax-Dodger-in-Chief’s 2005 tax returns, and talked about it on her show?
This is also “fake news”… according to the aforementioned Wannabe Tan Ruler, anyways… (from the New York Times)
President Trump on Wednesday denounced as “fake news” the release by journalists of a portion of his 2005 income tax form, just hours after his administration appeared to confirm the accuracy of the documents.
Two pages from the president’s 2005 tax returns were disclosed Tuesday evening by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow after being mailed to David Cay Johnston, a former New York Times reporter. They show that Mr. Trump paid $38 million in federal income taxes on reported income of $150 million, an effective tax rate of 25 percent.
EVERYTHING IS FAKE NEWS! THE SKY IS FALLING!
The White House confirmed those numbers before the show and appeared to accept the document’s authenticity by criticizing a story “about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago” and stating that it was “totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns.”
But in a Twitter message posted just before 7 a.m., the president appeared to backtrack from that acknowledgment.
“Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, “went to his mailbox” and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!”
That term, “fake news”, was legitimate once, in a time past that I am, inexplicably, missing… but not anymore. Now it means literally nothing.