News that the Supreme Court is allowing Manhattan's district attorney access to Donald Trump's tax returns -- the ones he promised to share for over four years -- was greeted with great joy by critics of the former president after the unsigned opinion indicated that none of Trump's three appointees to the high court stood in its way.
The bombshell decision that NBC's Pete Williams called "the end of the road" for Trump will allow a grand jury to compare how the former New Yorker valued and represented his properties in his tax filings to how he listed the property's values when applying for loans that could reveal fraud.
It was not lost on critics of Trump that, having survived a Senate trial for inciting violence at the U.S. Capitol, Trump may be tripped up by tax fraud just like noted mobster Al Capone.
With that in mind, Twitter users piled on the one-term president whose worse nightmare -- exposing his true worth -- could be about to come true.
Some comments below:
@kylegriffin1 @MSNBC If these documents speak to how insanely wealthy he is, he would have released them years ago.… https://t.co/zCEPBXAUZ3— StillHere 🌊🏳️🌈✌🇺🇸 (@StillHere 🌊🏳️🌈✌🇺🇸)1614006272.0
This was the last legal hurdle for the release of Trump's tax returns. Manhattan DA, game on. https://t.co/VUjKPj5lR5— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene)1614004767.0
@scotusreporter @neal_katyal The lagniappe here is that he's undoubtedly storming up and down the hallways of Mar-a… https://t.co/4z6vKrffXa— (((drbloor))) (@(((drbloor))))1614004708.0
@jimsciutto And here Donald Trump thought putting conservative judges on the bench was going to sway his way!— Deb (@Deb)1614006349.0
@scotusreporter That's got to sting. He packed the court in some small part for this reason.— Sir Monte Carlo (@Sir Monte Carlo)1614007042.0
@kylegriffin1 @MSNBC It's how they got Al Capone.— Grey_Obelisk (@Grey_Obelisk)1614005488.0
@BeschlossDC On June 16, 1931, Al Capone pled guilty to tax evasion and prohibition charges. He then boasted to the… https://t.co/48BVmu2FZI— chuck (@chuck)1614006179.0
@nytimes Oh boy.... rich boy in trouble— SeaBau (@SeaBau)1614009551.0
Trump's about to find out there's only two certainties in life: Death and Tax Fraud Indictments.— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1614005537.0
In a huge defeat for the most corrupt president in US history, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to h… https://t.co/Aeot61zByc— Bill Madden (@Bill Madden)1614009571.0
@jimsciutto This isn't fair to Mr. Trump! Stop hounding him. Just give it up already. His tax records are his busin… https://t.co/WktBHIFp2V— Daddio (@Daddio)1614008555.0
Boom: Supreme Court's ruling that Trump's got to turn over his tax records presages an historic endgame.— Jane Mayer (@Jane Mayer)1614005047.0
Supreme Court makes Trump cough up his tax returns the same day the Merrick Garland confirmation hearings begin. Sy… https://t.co/eEpupy2q1O— Greg Olear (@Greg Olear)1614006044.0
Today, in the world of justice, on the same morning, Merrick Garland finally gets his confirmation hearing and the… https://t.co/nTTlvIsfIe— Michael Beschloss (@Michael Beschloss)1614006105.0
@jimsciutto Trump to Supreme Court: please let me break the law?? Come on, I appointment you guys! Supreme Court… https://t.co/6NL30zJDQg— Dorion..🅰️..Ⓜ️ .. RIP E.V.H (@Dorion..🅰️..Ⓜ️ .. RIP E.V.H)1614007582.0
@BeschlossDC This is awesome news! The bonus is that he can’t have a Twitter meltdown about it 🤣😂🤣🥳— Jester125 (@Jester125)1614005998.0
@TeaPainUSA What would Trump be tweeting if he could.? We’ll never know and that’s a good thing— Jackson Barber (@Jackson Barber)1614009408.0
@kylegriffin1 @MSNBC #TickTock, time’s run out for you trump. https://t.co/NOlX0QnN6s— Fifty Shades of Fed Up (@Fifty Shades of Fed Up)1614006297.0
@Idemudum_reborn @scotusreporter @mviser Fucking finally!— Morgan Kolb @🏡 😷 (@Morgan Kolb @🏡 😷)1614004557.0