Recently, conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter playfully tweeted that “There’s going to be a new fun revelation about @realDonaldTrump every day, from now until election day, like an Advent calendar.”
And that seems about right.
Earlier this week the first piece of presumptive chocolate was released in the form of a “bombshell revelation” by The New York Times, which had obtained — by hook or by crook — over two decades of Mr. Trump’s tax records.
Except when the boys and girls across America unwrapped the tin foil nothing was there.
For as it turns out, save Mr. Trump losing an incredible amount of money and therefore paying no income tax for 10 years, there was zero in the way of new revelations. That the president has been under audit is a fact he freely admits. Businessmen of his level get to know the Internal Revenue Service on an intimate basis, no surprise there. And no surprise either that The New York Times released it right before the debate.
But a few wise children in the land perhaps noticed something of interest. Or rather, they noticed the absence of one great thing: Russia. Evidence of the great bugaboo of the past few years was absent. The reporters themselves admitted their new labors failed to produce “any previously unreported connections to Russia.” Whoops.
Never one to allow an opportunity for a good political smear to go unpassed, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the non-story and freshened it up Democrat style — by positing the following to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell:
“This president appears to have over $400 million in debt. To whom? Different countries? What is the leverage they have? So for me, this is a national security question The question is what does Putin have on the president politically, personally, financially in every way that the president would try to undermine our commitment to NATO, give away the store to Russia and Syria..”
There is the temptation to cast this off as another one of Mrs. Pelosi’s flights of fancy. And, to be sure, it is that. But it is also another example of the depths the Democrats will go to discredit the president before Nov. 3. Already prominent liberals have attempted to weaponize his constitutional right to appoint a new U.S. Supreme Court justice, publicly worried that he will refuse to leave office, and accused him of trying to rig the election. And that was just on Monday of this week.
We have about 30 more days of this, so get ready, keep your eyes open and be wary of Democrats promising you shiny candy.
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