The White House said in a statement Tuesday that President Donald Trump had paid $38 million in taxes on income of more than $150 million for 2005, according to the show.
Notably, those documents indicate that Trump’s effective income tax rate was about 25 percent — much higher than former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s much-pilloried 14 percent.
Maddow said she believed this was the first time Trump’s federal tax returns had been obtained by the media. But soon after Maddow’s announcement that her show would be covering the returns, the White House pre-empted her with its own Trump tax revelation.
BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) 14 mars 2017