Rachel Maddow’s dramatic revelation of Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return was quickly upstaged today with the leak of Trump’s 2016 return as soon as it appeared on IRS mainframes after being filed recently.
Unlike the 2005 return Maddow teasingly unveiled, which reported $38 million tax paid on earnings of $140 million, the 2016 return sheds little light on Trump’s finances, as it appears to have been filed quickly and in a highly erroneously manner.
Examples include a gross income described as ‘Bigly’ and an entry of ‘Nope’ for the estimated tax due.
Trump lists two dependents on the return – 12 year old son Barron, and 44 year old Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
Next to deductible losses are the words ‘HELL YEAH’ with an attached schedule itemizing various high-value assets described as having been destroyed in Bowling Green, KY.
Business expenses are fairly routine, including a number of tailored business suits described as for ‘that loser Spicer’.
Other random scribblings on the hastily-filed return include ‘Any questions ask Ivanka’, ‘Avoid microwave’, and ‘Don’t you know I own you now’.