Is Donald Trump the Slim Shady of Tax Returns?

How would you handle a $916 million financial loss? If you're anything like Donald Trump, you'd use the tax code to ease the burden.

The New York Times published three pages of the presidential candidate's 1995 tax returns, but was there a smoking gun?

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"From what I know . . . it is not shady. It is standard practice in law, especially in business with tax law," Glenn said Monday on his radio program.

So is there anything that could be shady about avoiding taxes for more than 15 years --- or does that make Trump really smart?

Read below or watch the clip for answers to these tax-free questions:

• Should you take advantage of an available tax break?

• What's our moral obligation?

• Did Donald Trump do anything illegal?

• What's dangerous about Donald Trump's tax returns?

• If anything is shady about Trump's returns, is it still okay to celebrate?

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: All right. So I want -- so I want to talk to you about Donald Trump's taxes. And in case -- in case you missed it, for what we know right now, there's -- nobody's claiming that he did anything illegal. It is a feature in the tax system. And if that's available to you, you should take it. It's not shady.

PAT: And what that is, is, he potentially didn't pay taxes for 18 or 20 years. But that's because he had a massive --

GLENN: I don't think you can do it that long. For fifteen years?

PAT: A massive write-down.

GLENN: Fifteen years?

STU: Fifteen into the future and three into the past.

PAT: So it's 18 years?

STU: But, again, they have no evidence to support that, other than the fact that he took a loss in one year. He may have taken losses in every other year too. We have no idea.

GLENN: Right. But you would take that. I mean, if you had a loss that big, you would take it.

PAT: You would. If you lost almost a billion dollars.

GLENN: Yeah, you would take that. Of course you would. And that's normal, rational. And everybody who would be in that situation would take it.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: Right. They're trying to say, well, it was immoral for him -- he just should have started paying taxes. No.

GLENN: No, it's not. If you sell your house and you have to sell your house at a massive and then you have a good year the next year, then you should take that massive loss and use it against it against the next year. Because you just lost all that money.

STU: Right. And there might be a moral -- and I think there is -- a moral reason to help people. That does not mean there's a moral reason to pay taxes into a system where they're going to waste it constantly. You have to follow the law.

PAT: There is a moral reason to help people. But it has nothing to do with taxation anyway. You don't give it to the government to give it to somebody. You give it to somebody. That's your moral obligation.

GLENN: Right. So here's the problem with this, because this is being interpreted by many as kind of shady, on both sides. Okay? Shady.

A, from what I know about it, it is not shady. It is standard practice in law, especially in business, with tax law.

STU: Real estate.

GLENN: Right. And real estate. It is standard practice. So it's not shady at all. But people are -- people -- some people -- supporters are celebrating this, thinking that even if it is shady, he's smart. That's dangerous.

The -- the celebration behind it, if you think it's shady, is dangerous. Because this is the beginning of burn the entire system down. This is the beginning of, if -- if I can get away with it, I'm going to.

That's not who we are. That's not who we are. We should not be the kind of people of, "If I can get away with it, I'll do it." Jeffy, say nothing.

We are -- we are -- as a nation, should not be celebrating that kind of attitude. But that's not -- that's not the case here. This is not shady.

PAT: Especially since those same people would be saying we're a nation of laws, and that's why we've got to uphold the border laws. Well, the same thing applies to taxes. We're a nation of laws.

GLENN: Yes. Right. If he did something shady, which is not even being thrown his way, he should pay the penalty. And he should not celebrate that as being smart. But this was not shady, as far as we know.

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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