After MSNBC host Rachel Maddow revealed Donald Trump’s 2005 1040 tax return, things just keep getting worse for Democrats who hoped to land a death blow on the President.
In 2005, Trump paid $38 million in federal income tax after making $153 million. His tax rate was much higher than that of other billionaires, including Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.
Trump even paid a higher rate than Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who, prior to the election, incessantly criticized Trump for not paying his fair share. He even tweeted this.
Not only is Donald Trump going to lose on November 8th, but next year he's going to start paying his fair share of taxes.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 2, 2016
God forgives. Rand Paul doesn’t.
In an interview with Fox News, the Kentucky senator raised a good question about the lack of taxes Bernie has supposedly paid.
“Since Senator Sanders is such a good socialist, I think he’d want to pay his fair share,” Paul said. “I’m expecting news any day that he’s gonna send a couple hundred thousand into the IRS so he can pay his fair share.”
While Trump paid a tax rate of 25.3 percent in 2005, Sanders paid a rate of 13.5 percent, albeit he makes much less in income. Former President Obama had a lower tax rate than Trump paying 18.7 percent in 2014.
Watch the whole segment below: