The hosts of "Fox & Friends" furiously spun reports about President Donald Trump's staggering business losses until they lost their sense of perspective.
The New York Times obtained tax returns showing Trump lost more than $1 billion between 1985 and 1994, and Fox News host Brian Kilmeade wasn't even sure how to take the news.
"He lost a lot of money over the course of 10 years," Kilmeade said, "if you consider a billion dollars a lot of money."
Kilmeade agreed the reports were "fascinating," and then read Trump's tweeted response -- which tried to excuse the revelations as standard business practice and also attacked the reporting as inaccurate.
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Kilmeade then explained that the reports contained nothing that was particularly surprising.
"He's a bold businessman, which is chronicled here," he said. "I can't imagine having that much money, spending that much money, and being in debt. For him, it makes sense."
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Co-host Ainsley Earhardt agreed, saying voters likely wouldn't -- or shouldn't -- care.
"He was campaigning on the trail with his plane behind him that's as big as a Delta jet, with his name on it," she said.
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Earhardt then explained that the reports, which showed Trump lost more money than any individual taxpayer in the U.S., actually showed the president was an impressively successful businessman.
"If anything, you read this and you're like, 'Wow, it's pretty impressive, all the things that he's done in his life,'" Earhardt said. "It's beyond what most of us could ever achieve."
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