Perhaps the spokesperson for the tax cut campaign should be Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
During an appearance on “All In” on MSNBC Monday, the latest darling of those afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome admitted that “Americans all across this country, many are struggling to pay their taxes.”
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) April 18, 2017
“Middle income people, working people,” she continued, “and many have to pay taxes that they can’t afford.
“And here we are — they are — struggling to pay tax their taxes and this president is basically laughing at us because remember during the campaign he said ‘I pay no taxes’ and I believe that and many people believe that,” Water said.
Just over a month ago, MSNBC reporting disputed Waters’ latest attack.
According to Forbes:
Less than two hours before her 9 o’clock show was set to air on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow tweeted that she had landed a stunning exclusive: Donald Trump’s tax returns. The tweet had just enough time to go viral (it had been shared over 68,000 times before the show began, and “Rachel Maddow” was trending on Twitter almost immediately) before she went live with details from the Form 1040 from Trump’s 2005 return.
Maddow said it showed that Trump reported over $150 million in income that year and paid $5.3 million in federal income tax and $31 million in alternative minimum tax. Many questions were left unanswered, including the sources of his income.
Trump paid a 24% tax rate, the Washington Post reported, more than Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
Nancy Pelosi’s tax rate is a mystery, as she has historically refused to release her tax returns to the public.