WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, MSNBC said via Twitter that it obtained Trump’s 1040 tax form from 2005 and then revealed portions of it during a live broadcast.
“It is totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns,” the statement noted. “The dishonest media can continue to make this part of their agenda, while the President will focus on his, which includes tax reform that will benefit all Americans.”
White House statement: "It is totally illegal to steal & publish tax returns" pic.twitter.com/2xDtrj7VuQ— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) March 15, 2017
The White House added that Trump paid no more tax than legally required, pointing out he paid $38 million on an income of more than $150 million in addition to other taxes in 2005, which MSNBC confirmed during its broadcast.