For weeks during the 2016 campaign, media members, comedians, and Democrats suggested that Donald Trump had not paid income taxes for nearly 20 years.
The accusation came out of a New York Times report that said Trump declared a $916 million loss in 1995, and thus could have avoided paying federal income taxes for about two decades.
However, MSNBC pundit Rachel Maddow debunked that theory on her eponymous program Tuesday night, tantalizing viewers by tweeting that she had Trump's tax records before revealing it was actually two pages from his 2005 return. It showed he paid $38 million in taxes that year.
That did not stop a lot of people, including Hillary Clinton, from leveling the charge during the campaign that Trump failed to pay his taxes without direct proof.