Fox Host Says It’s “Discrimination Against Rich People” To Ask Trump For His Tax Returns

Fox Host Says It’s “Discrimination Against Rich People” To Ask Trump For His Tax Returns

Leave it to Fox News to find a way to turn the Donald Trump/Mitt Romney tiff over his tax returns into an example of the poor waging class warfare on the wealthy.

During a segment on Fox News’ The Five on Thursday, co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle jumped into a discussion that was already off the rails and made it, amazingly, even dumber. After lead host Eric Bolling explained that Romney demanding Trump to release his returns feels like a Democratic trick, and co-host Dana Perino stated that SCOTUS nominees are required to provide five to ten years’ worth of tax records, we got to hear the brilliant commentary of Ms. Guilfoyle.

In response to Perino’s remarks, in which she also said Trump’s wealth and tax rate will be relevant in the general election, Juan Williams pointed out that it is “relevant right now.” Immediately, Kimberly shot back,¬†wondering why this wasn’t deemed discrimination. After some crosstalk and quizzical looks, Guilfoyle then gave us this gem.

“Against rich people. And one percenters. Nobody ever asks to see the poor — it’s so rude. It’s like, you know what, you’re rich, you got money, show me your pockets, show me your tax returns.”

Yep, it’s “so rude” that silver-spooners like Trump and Romney are forced to reveal how much they make when all they want to do is run for the highest office in the land. Meanwhile, those do-nothing poors have it so easy, what with no one asking them for their 1040s or Schedule Cs. Just do fucking unfair for the one-percent.

Below is video of the segment, courtesy of Media Matters:


Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.