Stephen Colbert poked fun at MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday’s Late Show, following Maddow’s show on Tuesday night when she revealed two of President Donald Trump’s tax forms. “I hold in my hand something very significant,” Colbert said, dressed in Maddow’s signature blazer in front of a graphic that resembled the backdrop used on The Rachel Maddow Show. “It is a joke, a joke that we have confirmed has been heard by Donald Trump. We believe this is the first time any joke dealing with Donald Trump has been released.” Colbert rambled on, poking fun at Maddow’s nearly 20-minute-long preamble intro on Tuesday’s program before revealing the tax information, an act that made Maddow the subject of much Twitter mockery. “Why did the chicken …,” Colbert teased before adding, “but first a word on chickens” and segueing into a lengthy informational rant on the fowls and pulled out a live chicken in a necktie. “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Colbert finally continued. “OK, what are roads?” he added, launching into another series of non-sequiturs. When it finally seemed as though Colbert would deliver the punchline, he tossed to commercial. Maddow had invited investigative journalist David Cay Johnston onto her show to reveal two less-than-revelatory leaked pages from Trump’s 2005 1040 form. The Pulitzer prize-winning reporter said the information was delivered to him anonymously, and unsolicited, in the mail. Based on the documents, Trump paid $36.5 million in taxes on $153 million in income, for an effective tax rate of around 24 percent. That percentage is higher than what the average American pays each year..
No kidding! Trump was at 24%, while Obama was aroun 18%, and crazy ol’ socialist Bernie Sanders was around 13%. Not exactly paying YOUR fair share, huh Bernie? The whole “revelation” by Rachel was a total flop. Despite Hillary’s assertion that Trump may not have paid any federal income taxes, we learned in 2005 he paid around $38 MILLION dollars in federal taxes, and was in a pretty high tax bracket, and took some pretty standard, legal, deductions. There was no there, there. If anything, it made Trump look pretty good…which is why a few Democrat pollsters has suggested this story get dropped, and quick. Rachel portrays herself as this super smart, elitist, who kinda makes fun of the unwashed conservatives…and in the process reveals herself to be the real fool. Kudos to Stephen, who is an uber-liberal himself, for mocking her. You know its bad, when a liberal eats one of their own like this.. To see the video, and read the rest of this article, click on the text above. 🙂