We were a little too busy to get to this Wednesday after having our minds blown by Rep. Ilhan Omar retweeting a claim that a pregnant Palestinian woman and her baby niece were killed in retaliatory airstrikes by Israel after Hamas lobbed hundreds and hundreds of rockets into Israel from Gaza over the weekend — even though Islamic Jihad had taken responsibility for the misfire that killed the woman and her niece.
But now that we’ve settled down a bit, we wanted to highlight this tweet about President Trump releasing his tax returns:
? Imagine if we were able to see Trump's most recent tax returns — as required by law. https://t.co/RhFz1GXd4o
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 8, 2019
OK, here’s the deal. Like Speaker Nancy Pelosi said about Omar in March, “I think she has a different experience in the use of words, doesn’t understand that some of them are fraught with meaning.”
So if we really, really stretch and take into account that Omar has a different experience in the use of words, maybe she’s saying, “Imagine if there were a law that required Trump to release his tax returns.”
Or maybe she’s just not that bright.
Wait…did you really say you were “required by law” to see Donald Trump’s tax returns? Please show me what law and what legal document it can be found.
— Pam Swan (@pjswan) May 9, 2019
Quote the law.
— Adam Strange (@Till_Daddy) May 9, 2019
You would think that a representative would know something about the law, which does not require the president to furnish his tax returns to congress. You need to stop lying about our President.
— Steve Brown (@GBrown690) May 9, 2019
"as required by law"?!? ????♀️
— Elizabeth (@fullhousemomma) May 9, 2019
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) May 9, 2019
— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) May 9, 2019
What law are you referring to, dear?
Please cite the statute.https://t.co/8fTDy4hvaF
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) May 9, 2019
You're an idiot.
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) May 9, 2019
Imagine a lawmaker who accuses others of violating made-up laws she imagines.
— Razor (@hale_razor) May 9, 2019
Your ignorance of the law is noted, Jihadi Barbie.
— JWF (@JammieWF) May 9, 2019
Yes! Please point to the law so we may share!
— Allen Ayres (@AllenAyres) May 9, 2019
I was going to ask if you could cite said law, but it looks like 2,000 people beat me to it.
— Joshua Crooch (@JoshuaCrooch) May 9, 2019
— g0dsgreen (@g0dsgreen) May 9, 2019
An obscure 1924 law gives the House Ways and Means Committee the power to REQUEST tax returns from the Treasury Department to review in CLOSED session. Meaning not disclosed. Separation of powers issues,can NOT force the Dept. of Treasury to hand over the president’s tax returns.
— Larry Boyd (@hikerdude08) May 9, 2019
Life hack: no law requires releasing tax returns. There are laws prohibiting release without a court order.
— Shaking my Head on a Daily Basis (@ShakingDaily) May 8, 2019
Not to be released to the public EVER. Only to be reviewed by a judge to see if it’s criminal. Also there has been to criminal activity that would lead to this as of yet, still public shall not be shown any details. So no, there is no law as to what dumbass is asking.
— ItsUrMother (@labworxart) May 9, 2019
imaginary laws are not real.
— Dreamweaver1984 (@LexSportsCards) May 9, 2019
Imagine if we could see every congress members tax returns so we could see how they manage to get rich off their salary.
— Buford T. Justice (@JusticeBufordT1) May 9, 2019
Imagine if we could see your contact list on your phone?
— Ben Dover (@Biggeorge52) May 8, 2019
as required by law. pic.twitter.com/rkkZHci9wB
— Todd Holes (@ToddCHoles) May 9, 2019
Imagine if we could see what your plans really are for America.
— Right Mind (@RightMindAlways) May 9, 2019
— Adrian Brown (@Rev_AdrianDT) May 9, 2019
Well done, Ilhan! This is an impressive ratio. You go, girl.??? pic.twitter.com/IpkDdE2waE
— Marie Arf (@schwingcat) May 9, 2019
She really doesn’t know, does she?
'Are you her publicist?' Meghan McCain wipes the floor with shameless Ilhan Omar apologist Seth Meyers https://t.co/CEQosdaSxU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 8, 2019