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This week, Geraldo Rivera was vindicated for his “Al Capone’s Vault” fiasco 30 years ago thanks to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who embarrassed herself to the point that even people on the left were mocking her. If you missed her exclusive “scoop” on Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return – or, if you just want to relive the hilarious failure from Tuesday night – tune in to The Main Event this week. Ed’s replaying and commenting on everything from her excitable opening introduction to her failed attempt to connect “Russian oligarch” Dmitry Rybolovlev to Trump’s foreign policy interests (by revealing that their yachts were parked to each other at one point and Trump once sold Rybolovlev a Palm Beach house). “Why is this even news?” Ed says. “If you live in Florida and you have a yacht, I imagine that some of those yachts are parked next to each other. It’s not the same as the ‘coincidence’ that at the same time Bill Clinton was at the Phoenix airport, Loretta Lynch was there too.”
As for what this single tax return from 12 years ago revealed about Trump’s income, Ed says, “He made a lot of money, he took a lot of write-offs, and he still paid $38 million in taxes so I guess all that stuff about Trump ‘not paying taxes’ wasn’t true after all.” There’s a lot to laugh at with this story, so that’s just the beginning; tune in to the show this week to hear it all.
The fight to pass the American Health Care Act (the Obamacare repeal bill), now officially in its second week, continues with Democrats using scare tactics like this one from Bernie Sanders: “If this bill passes…thousands of people will DIE.” Ed is in the Rand Paul camp on this one (not a fan of this bill, but not on the Democrats’ side either). No matter which side you’re on, you’ll find it ironic that Nancy Pelosi – who famously said “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it” about Obamacare in 2010 – is now writing letters to Speaker Ryan arguing that Americans have the right to see what’s in the Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bill. “Can you say hypocrite?” Ed says.
In the second half, we’re talking about the developments in the President’s travel ban when two federal judges blocked the second version of it this week. “All he’s trying to do is protect us,” Ed says of the President. “Since there seems to be a hotbed of people who hate America over there, let’s just stop all of them from coming for now.” He has lots more to say about this, so tune in to the show to hear it (hint: Ed raises questions about Obama possibly meeting with the judge in Hawaii two days before the order). “He just happened to graduate from Harvard Law School in 1991 the same year as Obama,” Ed says. “Do you think there’s anything here?”
As we close the show, Ed’s giving a real estate scenario he thinks people can relate to. “There’s a difference between buying a house you’re going to live in and buying a house you’re going to invest in,” he begins. He also talks about advice he gives to first-time homebuyers, and what he tells buyers who get outbid on their offers. Tune in to hear the rest!
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