The cable news channel likely had a ratings bonanza, reporting it had a copy of a Trump tax return.
But the "leak" seems to have worked in Trump's favor, showing he paid a higher tax rate in '05 than Barack Obama in 2015.
There's also this I saw on Twitter:
President Trump 2005 Tax Rate: 25%n— Brittany Pettibone (@BrittPettibone) March 15, 2017
Bernie Sanders 2014 Tax Rate: 13.5% pic.twitter.com/b2mRepMc0h
Also likely working in Trump's favor, the "leak" likely threw audience that might nornmally watch CNN into MSNBC's pocket. CNN's the cable news outfit that's seems to be trying hardest to be a deliberate thorn in Trump's side.
It may be a couple days before we know how much of a hit CNN took Tuesday night, it seems Neilsen's fast-turn ratings system has had issues in recent days.