Jon Stewart Explains Why Trump Crimes Aren't 'Victimless'

Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary has been turning Trump’s court case into a scare tactic, with O’Leary noting that Trump’s legal mishaps are a particular concern within “the investment community, because we’re all asking each other: Who’s next?” Well, Jon Stewart answered. Via the Daily Beast:

The Daily Show host was admittedly surprised to hear that comment coming from O’Leary—“a guy who’s such an asshole that even the other people on Shark Tank thinks he’s an asshole,” he said. And it’s because of O’Leary’s angry reaction to products being overvalued on Shark Tank that Stewart is confused by O’Leary’s reaction to Trump’s legal woes.

“How is he not this mad about overvaluations in the real world?!” Stewart demanded to know. “Because they are not victimless crimes.” To further explain his point, Stewart noted that “money isn’t infinite. A loan that goes to the liar doesn’t go to someone who’s giving a more honest evaluation. So the system becomes incentivized for corruption.”

But O’Leary has contended in the past that things like falsifying business records, issuing false financial statements, and insurance fraud are “done by every real estate developer everywhere on Earth in every city,” in his support of the former president. And all of this sounded somehow familiar to Stewart, who finally asked: “You’re familiar with The Purge, are you not?”

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