If it looks like a turd, smells like a turd… it’s a turd.
NOTE : This post has updates at the bottom.
Well, well, well. Why do the craziest things keep happening regarding issues surrounding Donald Trump, just at the right time? Take for example the latest stunning revelation, his ‘leaked’ 2005 1040 tax form. Well I’ve got a few thoughts on this, but first I’ll present you with some non-alternative facts.
Sometime in recent days Donald Trumps 1040 form (partial) appeared in Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and tax expert David Cay Johnston’s snail-mailbox at his home address. Here’s what he received:
It’s worth noting this document does NOT include Trumps 2005 schedule – which would show exactly where he’s getting money from, charitable donations and so on. It’s a partial record, for a single year, 2005.
So here’s the thing
Donald Trump married Melania Knaus in 2005. She had been a permanent resident since 2001. She became a US citizen in 2006. Part of the US naturalization checklist REQUIRES either the last 5 years tax returns if you are single OR the last 3 years tax returns if you are married to a US citizen, which would be in Melania’s case means she needed to provide:
- For 2003 her single filing…
- For 2004 her single filing…
- For 2005 her joint filing with Donald Trump.
Melania’s citizenship depended on a squeaky clean joint tax filing in 2005.
Read that again – Melania’s citizenship depended on a squeaky clean joint tax filing in 2005.
Now, a closer look at the document shows that on page one, it is a joint filing, in 2005 and ‘Melanija Knavs’ – her birth name in her native Slovenian is listed as per below:
Another interesting point to note is that on page two of the document we can clearly see a ‘CLIENT COPY’ stamp as per below:
So far I have presented verifiable facts.
Now let’s get to my opinion, and probably yours too. ‘CLIENT COPY’ – this means it had to come from Trump himself (he’s the client), or his accountant, lawyer, bank – basically somebody VERY close to him, which also means if he really wanted to find out who it was who ‘leaked’ it, it wouldn’t exactly be difficult for him, maybe even as simple as looking at a mirror.
As I said Melania’s citizenship depended on a squeaky clean join tax filing in 2005. This is why Trump, in my humble opinion, leaked his own (partial) 2005 1040 form: It was the only year he was forced to play by the rules.
This was a clear attempt to game the US public and media, distract from all the other shit that’s going on, like the Health Care Bill fiasco, the Russia connections that are closing in and his insane unfounded claims of being ‘wiretapped’ by Obama. This also happens to make him look as awesome as possible to his base who are now happily crowing:
“Trump made $150 Million. Trump paid $38 million taxes” – where’s the downside?
Here’s the thing, if this was a ‘leak’ by a ‘concerned 3rd party’ there’s no way it would be so beneficial to Trump. It’s not like Trump isn’t historically famous for ‘leaking’ information about himself under fake name, see the Miller/Barron phone calls to journalists in the 80’s, that were in fact Trump himself.
Why this year? Why partial? Why now? Ask yourself, what are the circumstances that would lead someone to getting a only single year of taxes, likely the only year that makes him seem almost reasonable…and not the complete set of documents?
It’s also worth noting that the White House had a perfectly worded, grammatically correct statement with no typos out to the media BEFORE Maddow did her show – which has to be a first. The statement also confirmed the numbers BEFORE Maddows 9PM show where she aired them, up till then nobody knew what they were. As per below:
But yet, Trump, who has to keep up the crazy appearance and the facade, has come out on Twitter since I started this article to claim it’s all ‘fake news’. Lolwut? As per below:
WHATTTT??? You confirmed the numbers in your official statement BEFORE the numbers were aired by Maddow, you fucking nimrod.
Trumps feeling the pressure. This whole bullshittery was engineered by him to placate himself to his base regarding his tax returns. And they’ll swallow it whole and run with it, meanwhile there’s others, myself included, who’ll look at what he’s really doing, which is, in short, conning, swindling, and raping America.
This ruse is going to backfire. It’s served only to fan the flames, and the only way he can extinguish them is to go ahead and release the rest of his taxes. But he won’t, this is clearly a man with something to hide.
I’ll ask again. How many coincidences does it take to make a fact?
Just my 2 cents.
PS: If anyone out there has any more Trump Tax Returns – please don’t hesitate to microwave them to me.
UPDATE March 16 2017
Turns out, the letter David Cay Johnston received in his snail-mailbox, which contained Trumps 1040 form was mailed from Westchester, on the same weekend the Trump family happened to be there. Probably just another coincidence.
….And here’s an article showing Trump’s family was in Westchester at the same time.