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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This MUST be why Trump (allegedly) had NUCLEAR documents at Mar-a-Lago

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According to the Washington Post's "anonymous sources," the FBI was looking for documents related to nuclear weapons during its raid of Mar-a-Lago.

Who could have guessed what Donald Trump did with those documents (never mind that he allegedly had them for over a year before the FBI actually did anything)? And who knows why they were searching through Melania's drawers for such top-secret information? Also, isn't it interesting that even after both Attorney General Merrick Garland and Donald Trump asked for the search warrant to be unsealed, only this very unspecific and very damning bit of information was "leaked" to the Washington Post? And just a few months before the midterm elections?

Since the DOJ still hasn't told us much (what was leaked to the media), Glenn did his best to present a few "theories" of his own on "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday. Watch the video clip below to hear more from "The Glenn Beck Program." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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New details emerge about Trump raid — and 'it doesn't look good for the FBI'

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New, alleged details about the raid of former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago hint that it's "not looking good for the FBI," said BlazeTV host Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday.

Trump has faced attacks from every direction, but despite all of it, he has "not been found guilty or had any kind of real, solid evidence against him," Glenn pointed out.

Glenn detailed a long list of investigations, accusations, and lawsuits against Trump, and the latest puzzling revelations about the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago, which only seem to raise even more questions. For example, did agents truly refuse to give Trump's lawyer a copy of the warrant upon arriving at the home? Because sources have alleged that his attorney was kept "10 feet away from the warrant" and was not allowed to actually read it. If that's true, then it was absolutely against the law.

Then there was the inordinate amount of time spent going through Melania Trump's closet. And did they have the proper authority to break into Trump's safe?

"That warrant had better damn well say that they can break into that safe because the law is, you can't go into somebody's house and ... just tear it all apart," Glenn said. "You have to have a pretty good idea of where things might be located, and you ask for permission for those areas. And you have to know exactly what you're looking for, and if it's in a safe, you need to specifically say, 'it's in a safe and we're having a safe cracker come in.' If they didn't say in the warrant that they could crack his safe, it's the fruit of the poisoned tree. By the way, there was nothing in the safe."

Glenn also explained that the FBI broke into a specific "safe room" that contained national archives, which Trump was allegedly told by investigators to keep in a locked room.

"[Trump] made a safe room, and put two locks on it, at their request. And that's what they broke into," Glenn said. "This doesn't look good for the FBI," he added.

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There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

Watch the full episode below:

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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