Donald Trump‘s detractors jumped on the news that the real estate tycoon recorded a loss of $916 million on his 1995 federal tax return to question his business acumen.
The figure was reported by the New York Times over the weekend after the newspaper obtained a copy of Trump’s return.
But leave it to game show host Chuck Woolery to put things into proper perspective, as he took to Twitter to point out the difference between Trump and Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. In a little over 24 hours, his tweet already garnered over 2,000 retweets:
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) October 3, 2016
More on the $6 billion loss from The Washington Times back in 2014:
The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report.
The $6 billion in unaccounted funds poses a “significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions,” according to the report.
As Woolery noted, Trump lost his OWN money, while Clinton lost U.S. taxpayer money.
Funny how the Clinton Foundation came up again and again in the reaction on social media… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@chuckwoolery She didn’t lose it–she misappropriated it.
— Rachel Cohen (@RachelCohen12) October 3, 2016
— Jan Ingve (@janingve) October 3, 2016
— Deplorable Veteran (@DeLoachJW) October 4, 2016
— betrue (@schoremis1) October 3, 2016
@chuckwoolery Mr. Trump put his capital at risk, took his loss, rebuilt from there. US Gov takes our money, loses it, and demands more !!
— Christopher Anderson (@copperpineinc) October 3, 2016
@chuckwoolery and if she could have gotten away with it, she would have deducted our 6 billion too
— Steven Nielsen (@Snielsen1228) October 4, 2016
— MimBotch (@CBotchis) October 3, 2016
— Patriot (@4America1st) October 3, 2016
@chuckwoolery “That $6 Billion isn’t lost. It’s in my Foundation slush fund!” – Hillary, probably
— Jeffrey Voth (@Acuda4me) October 4, 2016
@chuckwoolery HRC also offset $700K in taxes in 2014-2015. Same legal IRS allowance Trump used. Hypocrite of highest order.
— Lynne Lepine (@LepineLynne) October 4, 2016
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