Maddow: Trump’s 2005 Tax Return Had to be ‘Sterling’ So Melania Could Get Her Citizenship


A night after she was mockingly compared to Geraldo Rivera opening Al Capone’s vault for her reveal of President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow spent a segment on her program explaining why the document was significant and raised substantial questions.

Maddow acknowledged that the 1040 appeared to show the president in a “positive light” before stating that it was an “atypical year for his tax preparation strategy.”

“2005 is the year Mr. Trump married his lovely wife Melania,” Maddow said. “This was their first jointly filed tax return as a married couple.”

She then noted that at that time, Mrs. Trump was not a U.S. citizen but a green card holder. Maddow went on to point out that Melania Trump needed to bring that year’s tax return to get her citizenship interview she had in 2006.

“And that tax return would be used as a very important piece of evidence as to whether or not she should get citizenship,” Maddow noted. “So you better believe the 2005 tax return is going to be sterling, right? That it’s going to display excellent citizenship and no red flags whatsoever.”

Maddow would spend the rest of the segment detailing other reasons why the tax return would show that level of income and taxes paid.

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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