Sunday on MSNBC’s The Week, Democratic strategist James Carville reacted to the New York Times‘ claim that President Trump’s tax returns show “years of tax avoidance,” calling it “one of the best days that any presidential campaign could possibly have.”
“He knows he’s in terrible legal jeopardy. In my opinion, he’s trying to negotiate a way he can leave with a pardon from New York state authorities and somehow or another live the rest of his life out in some kind of peace. But he’s in a world of political trouble, and I suspect that he’s in a world of legal trouble here,” Carville stated falsely.
“You would expect me to say this, but this is one of the best days that any presidential campaign could possibly have, and this story fits right into it while people around the country believe, and apparently correctly, they are schmucks out there working, paying taxes, you know, doing what they can to make ends meet, and then people take these write-offs,” he added. “If the story’s to be believed, he gives his daughter money that then he writes that off. I mean, it’s just more and more coming and more and more analysis. Who knows where this is going to end, but I can’t imagine it ends in a very pretty place for President Trump. I really can’t.”
Trump correctly dismissed the report as “fake news.” His tax returns actually show he paid millions every year. Carville is a propagandist, not a strategist, and MSNBC’s role is to aid and abet Democrat lies.