Daily Wire host defends Donald Trump claiming $70,000 in hairstyling as a tax deduction: “There's really nothing strange about it”

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Citation From the September 28, 2020, edition of The Daily Wire's The Matt Walsh Show

MATT WALSH (HOST): Now, to be clear here, there is no known crime in any of this. The refund that they talk about that's questionable is in audit right now, it's going through the proper channels. The rest of it is entirely legal and above board. Once again, we have the same effect. Even if you don't like the fact that Trump paid so little in taxes, if he's a crook, you'd expect his personal financial records to reveal something more than that he's creative in his tax deductions. And not even that creative actually.

The media's making a lot of the fact that Trump, as I mentioned, deducted his hairstyling expenses for TV. But all of the media people panicking over it are doing their panicking with professionally-styled hair and professional makeup. The studios that they're in have stylists and makeup artists on staff. If any of those media people had to pay for it themselves, they'd be deducting it too. It's a completely legitimate deduction for a TV personality. Any accountant of a TV personality that doesn't tell them to deduct those sorts of things is guilty of malpractice. There's really nothing strange about it. And that's the case for most of this. At least as far as the taxes go.