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Liberals Quickly Change Tune on Maddow Teasing Trump Taxes

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Prominent liberal figures were excited when MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow announced Tuesday night that she had President Trump's tax returns, but they were soon disappointed.

Some Democrats and liberal activists jumped at the possibility that Trump's taxes would finally be made public. When Maddow released them, however, many were left angry and disappointed that the returns were only from 2005 and lacked anything scandalous. To make matters worse for Maddow, the White House beat her by preemptively releasing some of Trump's 2005 tax information.

Here is how some liberal figures reacted before and after Maddow's "scoop."

Former Hillary Clinton Campaign Spokesman Brian Fallon

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The Democratic National Committee

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Michael Moore

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Comedian Billy Eichner

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