Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup
I guess you didn't watch the Rachel Meadow show when she spent the better part of an hour, telling people she was going to reveal Trump's tax returns - I believe it was from 2015 (???) can't exactly remember. Where she got the information from, who knows. Turns out he paid more taxes than Biden, Obama & a few others combined. The show was a total flub - she had to be embarrassed that's for sure. It was great!!
I believe you're speaking of the Rachel Maddow show and yes I recall it, it was in 2017 I believe. It was hyped yes, that she would reveal Trump's tax info from the year 2005, obtained by investigative reporter David Cay Johnston. Was the episode a flub? Sure, it can be looked at that way, no argument there. And why was it a surprise that he paid more in taxes than the other gentlemen you mention? You do realize that he has/had a much higher income than the others right? And so it would make sense that he pay more in taxes. I believe that's how that works.
And what does this have to do with my original post concerning Russian money in Trump businesses? Something which Don Jr. himself admitted in 2008 saying:
"In terms of high-end product influx into the US, Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets," Donald Trump Jr. said at a New York real-estate conference that year. "Say, in Dubai, and certainly with our project in SoHo, and anywhere in New York. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia."