The Democrats went silent as the results came in.
They expected trickery and exploited loopholes but instead as it turns out Trump payed more taxes at a higher rate than even their precious cowardly Bernie Sanders. A Full 10% more which means, if anything, they owe Trump an apology.
Comments by other outlets:
Maddow unwittingly disproved Hillary Clinton’s 2016 claim that Trump might have paid no taxes. Trump’s $38 million tax hit was more tax than 672 households earned in the entire 2016. Drudge summed up the math: “TRUMP PAID HIGHER TAX RATE [25%] THAN MSNBC COMCAST [24%]… MUCH HIGHER THAN OBAMA [19%]… AND BERNIE [13%]!”
Maddow was skewered by conservatives and liberals for the needless hype and by journalists who claimed she had damaged the profession. The Washington Post’s liberal blog The Fix called the reveal “a total nothingburger” and conservative National Review Online Editor Charles C. W. Cooke commented that he never again wants “to see a televised suicide.” Mediaite bashed Maddow for having, “Just Trolled Us All For Ratings.”
It was nearly as big of a disaster for journalists who had been singing Maddow’s praises based on her recent ratings boom. Maddow was celebrated across the news media — The New York Times, Washington Post, and Huffington Post all featured articles on her ratings rise. Hollywood Reporter called her, “MSNBC’s star player.”
The best MSNBC anchor Christopher Hayes could muster was the double millennial post, bookended with youth speak: “Lol at competitors trying to throw shade.” No wonder Hayes is confused. Shade looks just like a darkened TV screen.
By 10 pm on Tuesday night time had run out for Maddow. The mainstream media coronation of their anti-Trump queen had lasted mere hours.
The only question left was this: what anti-Trump media figure journalists will prop up next. ~ Fox News