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Joy Behar Responds To Trump Tax Info, Asks Voters: ‘Would You Let Him Invest Your Money?’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Co-host of “Thew View” Joy Behar posed one question to President Donald Trump’s voters Wednesday after the New York Times unveiled his tax information from the 1980s to 1990s.

“Would you let him invest your money?” she asked with a laugh during the opening segment of ABC’s “The View.”

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Responding to the NYT’s report that Trump may have lost upwards of $1 billion over the course of about a decade, co-host Joy Behar said that she was having a difficult time deciding whether he was a fraud or a failure. (RELATED: Joy Behar Coaches Joe Biden Through His ‘Apology’ For Hugging Women)

Sunny Hostin argued that he was both, saying, “When I look at his track record, Joy, I think he’s a fraud and a loser. I think he’s both … It’s like a combination package. Trump airlines failed, Trump steaks failed, Trump University, Trump magazine, Trump water, Trump vodka, Trump travel site …”

Meghan McCain weighed in then, arguing, “I don’t mind a failure. I mind a scam.”

Behar noted as the segment wrapped, “To the Trump voter: would you let him invest your money?”

And Goldberg added, “If you’re going to go that far, why would you let him dictate how your taxes should go? How about that?”

Trump attorney Charles Harder sent a statement to the NYT calling the information in the report “demonstrably false” and telling the outlet that it was “on notice” with regard to any future reports relying on that information.

Trump also responded to the report himself Tuesday on Twitter, writing:

Real estate developers in the 1980s [and] 1990s, more than 30 years ago, were entitled to massive write-offs and depreciation, which would, if one was actively building, show losses and tax losses in almost all cases. Much was non monetary. Sometimes considered “tax shelter,” you would get it by building, or even buying. You always wanted to show losses for tax purposes … almost all real estate developers did — and often re-negotiate with banks, it was sport. Additionally, the very old information put out is a highly inaccurate Fake News hit job!”

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