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Glenn Beck defends Donald Trump's reported tax-free history: 'It is not shady

It’s no secret that Glenn Beck is not a card holder in the Donald Trump Fan Club, but the conservative TV and radio host took a few minutes Monday to defend the GOP nominee’s tax history, calling Trump’s likely 18-year, tax-free season not only defensible, but standard practice.

"[Write offs are] a feature in the tax system, and if that is available to you, you should take it," Beck said on The Glenn Beck Radio Program. “It's not shady. ... That is normal. That is rational. And everybody who would be in that situation would take it. … From what I know about it, it is not shady.”

Co-hosts Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere weighed in, too, drawing possible lines between legal and ethical arguments. But both said they can't see an ethical reason why paying more money than is legally required to a government that is known for wasting money is a reasonable ethical argument. They did, however, agree that anyone, not just Trump, should give to charity and help people, but said that has nothing to do with taxation.

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