Caught — Maddow Features David Cay Johnston’s Trump Taxes Find


David Cay Johnston does it again.  That is, he investigates hard facts that someone will have to “alter” (make fake again).  It must be exhausting for Kellyanne Conway, the most powerful woman in the United States.  Trump’s income taxes came over his transom, or Trump’s taxes were dumped in David’s box.  What a leaky, leaky White House.

Watch Rachel explain it all.

Bottom line: He paid a 24% rate, not the 35% rate for the wealthy.  Trump should have paid not $38 million in taxes, but about $55 million.  Meanwhile, whenever Trump is strapped for cash, he finds somebody to buy something from him.  Guess who.

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Professor Ruth O'Brien, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY) & Honorary Unaffiliated Academic Book Series Editor for The Public Square, Princeton University Press & Heretical Thought, Oxford University Press, USA Last book: Out of Many, One: Obama & the Third American Political Tradition (U of Chicago 2013). Nickname: Professorette by Rush Limbaugh (see