As Twitchy reported, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow announced not long ago that she had “Trump tax returns,” which sent just about the whole of social media into a frenzy as members of the resistance tried to work out with paper and crayon just how steps lay between Tuesday night’s broadcast and Hillary Clinton’s inauguration.

Before running to light up the Hillary signal, though, a lot of journalists and pundits took a moment to breathe into a paper bag and parse that tweet. Maddow has “Trump tax returns”?

And now, following the jumping around like toddlers on a sugar high, comes the time for the slow but steady lowering of expectations.

What’s more interesting than a tax return, except maybe an old tax return?

One closer inspection, maybe even claiming “tax returns” was overselling tonight’s episode?

OK, even Maddow is resetting expectations at this point.

If Trump isn’t removed from office by Thursday at the latest, people are gonna be ticked.

In related news, the phones at Peter Fonda’s house still have hooks.

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Update:

It didn’t take long for the White House to respond: