Hypocrisy Alert: Liberal Crusader John Oliver Used a Trump Tax Dodge to Buy $9.5 Million Home
“Hypocrisy Alert: Liberal Crusader John Oliver Used a Trump Tax Dodge to Buy $9.5 Million Home” by Ian Miles Cheong.
According to a damning report by the New York Observer, the hypocritical comedian found a tax attorney in 2014 to set up two revocable trusts—one for him and his wife—to conceal his purchase of a Manhattan penthouse valued at $9.5 million. He then used a tax loophole created by Donald Trump himself, during his heyday as a New York real estate mogul in the 1970s.
The report states that Oliver and his wife, Kate Norley Oliver, signed up with prestigious New York law firm Prokauer Rose LLP to buy the expensive property under a shell company called Hoagie’s Place LLC to receive a huge tax break.