AFTER CONFIRMING 2005 TAX RETURN AS GENUINE, DONALD TRUMP CALLS IT “FAKE NEWS”

Talking Points Memo:
After reporter David Cay Johnston revealed President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show Tuesday night, Trump tried to delegitimize the report in an early-morning tweet on Wednesday.

However, the White House had confirmed the numbers in the tax return hours earlier.

Before Maddow and Johnston revealed Trump’s tax records on air, the White House preemptively issued a statement saying that the President earned $150 million and paid $38 million in income taxes in 2005.

“You know you are desperate for ratings when you are willing to violate the law to push a story about two pages of tax returns from over a decade ago,” the statement from the White House read.

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