Trump Slams Reporter who Revealed Tax Return

Trump Slams Reporter who Revealed Tax Return
Wed Mar 15, 2017 21:17:57

Donald Trump is criticizing the reporter who released a portion of Trump's 2005 tax return, and is expressing doubts concerning the reporter's account of how he obtained the form.

The tax forms were obtained by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, and reported on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Tuesday. Johnston, who has long reported on tax issues, said he received the documents in the mail, unsolicited.

But in a tweet Wednesday, Trump asked, "Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, "went to his mailbox" and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!"

Trump has refused to release his tax returns, saying he is under a routine IRS audit.

The returns showed that Trump paid an approximately 25% effective tax rate thanks to a tax provision he has since sought to eliminate.

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