March 16, 2017
Rachel Maddow says she’s not worried about the backlash following her primetime special about President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return.
As Maddow puts it, if people are disappointed, that’s on them.
“Because I have information about the president doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a scandal,” Maddow told the Associated Press on Wednesday. “It doesn’t mean that it’s damning information. If other people leapt to that conclusion without me indicating that it was, that hype is external to what we did.”
The MSNBC host found herself fielding broadside attacks from viewers and colleagues following what was supposed to be one of the biggest scoops of her career. Maddow served as a facilitator for the reporter who broke the story, David Cay Johnston, who obtained two pages from Trump’s 2005 tax return. The document showed Trump earned $150 million in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:25 am