With the recent exposure of Trump’s tax returns, the country was treated to one of the biggest duds of a “bombshell” in political history. After years of breathless predictions regarding what they would include, we were instead treated to a guy who legally did his taxes. To say the media was highly disappointed is an understatement.
CNN, which is now pretending legally filing taxes is a scandal, isn’t known for producing high-quality journalistic content, and their old takes are now coming back into view.
It wasn’t just CNN, though. That supposition has been the mainstay of every single moment of consternation among media members in demanding Trump’s taxes. Rachel Maddow has created a cottage industry out of speculating that the Russians have blackmail material on the President and that his taxes would reveal vast debts that compromise him.
But that’s not what the New York Times revealed at all. There are no connections to Russians included in Trump’s taxes. There’s also no indication of any illegal activity at all. All they show is that Trump is smart enough to not pay taxes he doesn’t owe. In fact, the President has never been shy about the fact that he’s lost money running for president and while being president. That he’d take losses and not pay income taxes on income he didn’t make isn’t surprising at all. It’s certainly not a scandal.
What’s most hilarious about this entire ordeal is just how much of a letdown it truly is for those who have put everything into Trump’s taxes blowing the race apart. There’s no question that the Times has had this information for months or possibly even years. They’ve patiently waited to unleash this right before the debates in an effort to further influence the election.
But in the end, there’s nothing really here. Meanwhile, the media are exposed once again as being the biased hacks they are.